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Have You Been Named Executor In A Loved One's Will?

With over three decades of experience, I can help guide you through probate.

Protect Your Hard-Earned Savings & Property

Learn about estate planning and how it can benefit you and your family.

Planning For A Loved One With Special Needs

Set up a Special Needs Trust and Guardianship for a loved one with special needs.

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I will work with you to create an estate plan that suits your individual needs.

Get An Attorney With More Than Three Decades Of Experience

Tailoring A Customized Estate Plan To Fit You

The first step in an creating an estate plan is identifying your needs, goals and objectives. I listen to all of your questions, and answer them thoroughly. Your input is a crucial part of the planning process. Each of my clients has a different financial and family situation, which is why I will review your asset base and family structure (i.e., first marriage, minor children, blended family, single, etc.), before suggesting any services.

You will be happy and satisfied with my ability to prepare a variety of trusts such as a revocable living trust, irrevocable life insurance trust, family dynasty trust, charitable trust, and other trust agreements suited to your specific needs. You and your loved ones will also receive assistance with settling a trust or probate an estate, handling the estate taxes, and inheritance taxes and other debts that might need to be settled before the trust assets or probate assets are distributed.

PROTECT YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD TODAY

"I am a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners" - John A. D'Onofrio, Esq.

As a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners I have assisted hundreds of families establish Special Needs Trusts as well as get Guardianship appointment over their Special Needs Child.

The most frequent question that I receive as an estate planning attorney is, "What will happen to my special needs child if something happens to me?" Parents specifically want answers to the following:

  • Where will my special needs child live?
  • Who will take care of my child on a daily basis?
  • How will my special needs child get to doctors' appointments, school or to other activities?
  • Who will provide for my special child's housing, clothing, food and medical needs?

HANDLING PROBATE IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Thorough estate planning can help you avoid the probate process, but in some cases that simply isn't an option. I have dealt with many courtroom probate processes, always aiming to minimize the costs associated with probate as well as the time my clients' executor may have to spend in court.

If a loved one has recently died and you are named as the executor or if your loved one died without a last will and testament, you will need assistance with the preparation of the petition, which will be filed on behalf of the estate with the appropriate orphans' court. Once you are sworn in as either the executor or the administrator of the estate, I will guide you through the probate process. As your lawyer, it is my goal to give you peace of mind by handling your legal matters knowledgeably and efficiently.

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    My wife and I have known for many years our special-needs daughter needed a Third Party Special-Needs Trust to help meet her financial needs after our passing. Procrastination and available funding were our excuse for not getting this vital work completed for our loved one. "After our daughter ha... Read On

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    When my wife passed away I became concerned about what would happen to my disabled daughter in the event of my death. I wanted to be sure that what little I have in the way of funds would go to her with minimal impact on any government funds (i.e. Social Security, Medicare) that might become avai... Read On

Contact An Experienced Attorney Today

Whether you want to create a trust for your child's financial security or shield your assets from creditors, I am available to help. When you enlist my services, I will provide you with the support you need for your specific situation, always aiming for professionalism and efficiency.

Contact my law office online, or call 412-928-2068 today to discuss your future plans with a complimentary initial case evaluation.

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Thank you for allowing me to assist you with your problems. Yes, you have problems! That is why you are visiting this site. You will no longer have to worry about who will pay your bills or file your taxes if you are incapacitated. You will no longer have to worry about who will make health care decisions for you if you are not able to make them on your own. You will not have to worry about how the Court will distribute your hard earned savings when you pass away. IF - you allow me to assist you with your problems. I don't just sell documents and stacks of papers to you, rather I provide the proper documents based on your specific needs, goals, and objectives thus providing the proper solutions to your specific problems that will give you peace of mind. Contact my office today to schedule your initial complimentary consultation and allow me to solve your problems for you. John A. D'Onofrio, Esq.

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MORE THAN 37 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

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