Pittsburgh Estate Planning Lawyer Serving Western PA
Do you need an estate plan?
Attorney John A. D'Onofrio
Do you need an estate plan? Yes, absolutely. Everyone can benefit from
having an estate plan, and this is especially the case for individuals
who are married, who have children, who own a business, or who have any
measurable assets such as a home, life insurance, retirement accounts,
and cash in bank accounts.
Why I am qualified to help you:
- I have over 34 years of experience
- I am a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and the National
Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
- I frequently speak before other attorneys on special needs and estate planning topics
- I received the Jefferson Award for my community and public service
I have been a licensed attorney for over three decades and am experienced
in creating estate plans for clients ranging from young couples with few
assets to wealthy business owners and professionals. I will advise you
on the best strategy for your estate plan based on your needs, goals,
and objectives. Once I know about you and your family-and business, where
appropriate-I can make certain you have the proper, most current legal
documents to fit your individual circumstances.
Changing Beneficiary Designations
It's a good idea to review your estate plan every two to three years
to see if your estate plan still makes sense, given changing circumstances.
Have you married or divorced? Have you re-married and your new spouse
has children of his/her own? Has your income or business grown substantially?
Have you had children? These are common life changes that may signal a
need to change terms in your current will or trust.
My services include the following:
Shielding Your Assets from Creditors & Lawsuits
Once I know more about your specific situation, I will make the appropriate
recommendations for other estate planning documents suitable to your needs.
When you are facing threats to your home, car, and investments, it can
be a scary time. Having an asset protection plan for your property allows
you to live in peace. Anything you own that is of some monetary value
might be seized by creditors or courts.
asset protection trust may be able to provide you with the control you would need to prevent
your assets from being seized. Whether you want to protect your personal
property or your business, I am prepared to help you create an effective
plan for the future.
Advanced Estate Planning
Once I am fully aware of your needs, goals, and objectives and I have met
with you and discussed with you all aspects of your current living situation
and business affairs, I will be better informed to devise a proper estate
plan for you. This plan may consist of many of the items listed above
without limiting our imagination or desire to see you and your loved ones
Whether you want to designate someone to pay your bills, manage your affairs,
or consult with your medical care providers if you become incapacitated,
I can help you draft the plan that you will need. If you have a larger
estate with more difficult problems associated with your lifestyle and
business affairs, I can help you with the plan suitable to your situation.
If you would like more information on how my legal expertise might benefit
your situation, visit my
FAQ page or
contact me today. I look forward to hearing from you!