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Trust Planning Lawyer in Pittsburgh and Butler County, PA

Planning who gets your estate upon your death can be a complicated experience for those involved. Setting up a last will provides clear instructions for your death, but assets bequeathed in this way are subject to probate court—which can make the transfer process longer and costlier. Streamline process and save the value of your property with the help of the Law Offices of Kelton M. Burgess. As your trust planning lawyer in Pittsburgh and Butler County, PA, we work with you to establish living trusts that appoint beneficiaries to your hard-earned assets. From setting up the entity to appointing trustees, we allow you to maintain control over what you own.


Why You Should Start Living Trusts

A trust lawyer can help you establish and set up your own trust. Trusts are legal arrangements where designated individuals, known as "trustees," hold title to property for a beneficiary. Assets, including land, can be attributed to a trust. Furthermore, the owner of a trust can still be named as a trustee, as long as he or she is alive. Within the law, a trust is considered its own entity, and therefore property held in trust is not subject to probate. That is because property in the trust is already owned. Terms within your trust can outline new trustees should current members pass away.

For estate planning purposes, living trusts are useful tools for passing on your assets in the event of your incapacitation or demise. A trust is private, and therefore cannot be made public through the courts.

This allows you to avoid conflicts from spouses or family members who do not get along. Since beneficiaries will already be defined in your trust, you are able to greatly reduce complications when it is time to transfer property through this document. Simply put, trusts allow beneficiaries to save time, money, and the emotional distress caused by problematic wills.

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Your Knowledgeable Trust Lawyer

Choose a trust lawyer who can set you and your trustees on solid footing. Thanks to our more than 10 years of experience, we have the knowledge and skill to help you establish the right trust for your assets. From real property to pets, we empower you to take direct control of your estate so the right people can carry out your last wishes.

Get Started with a Client-Oriented Trust Attorney

At our full-service estate planning firm, we take your needs seriously. Organizing your assets by the item can be a difficult process. When you work with our trust attorney, we help you establish your documentation and set clear terms. Thanks to our personalized approach to service, you are able to protect your property. We appoint trust protectors, and we also establish:

Contact our trust planning lawyer today to learn how to secure your assets for the future. We proudly serve clients throughout Pittsburgh, Butler County, Washington, Greensburg, Wexford, and Cranberry Township, PA.


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