Estate Planning

Many people think that estate planning is something that only the elderly need to think about. But if you have family members who depend on you, then the reality is that it's never too early to start planning your estate. At Abernethy & Hagerman Elder Law, we're here to help you make the right decisions for your estate and your family. Our estate planning services in Allison Park, PA are designed to offer you the peace of mind you deserve, no matter your age or the state of your health.

Excellent Service

When you work with us, you'll get the help of a dedicated estate planning professional who will meet with you to discuss your finances, your goals, and your concerns. A representative from our team can help you plan for the future, however uncertain it may be. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service; and we're eager to do whatever it takes to earn your trust.

Elder Law

The demands of estate planning, trusts, and other tasks faced by seniors are often stressful and complicated. A&H is the law office that you can trust to simplify these matters and ensure that they are carried out in your best interests, according to your wishes. We are elder law attorneys in Allison Park, PA, who diligently work on the behalf of our clients. Seeing that you receive the appropriate care and that you properly plan for the distribution of your estate are always our top priorities. Schedule an appointment at our office today. Our areas of specialty include:

  • Medicaid/Medicare Benefits
  • Estate Planning
  • Health Care Planning
  • Power of Attorney
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Guardianship
  • Veterans’ Benefits
  • Elders’ Rights
  • Probate Administration
  • Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Litigation

If you could benefit from one or more of the above services, or if you want to inquire about a service you don’t see on the list, we’re ready to answer any questions you may have. Let our law firm help you plan for the future so that you can rest easy knowing that you and your family are taken care of.

Advocating for the Elderly and Their Families

 Receive personal attention and a plan that addresses your specific needs by bringing your case to our law office. We specialize in developing plans that offer the most effective solutions for each client’s unique circumstances. Our law firm is on your side.

Estate Law

Trust the planning of your estate with our reputable law firm. Our extensive experience with estate law in Allison Park, PA, has established us as the area’s preferred provider of estate planning. A&H offers personalized service that meets the individual needs and goals of each client. We help you develop the legally binding plan that best protects your assets and your family’s future.

Reputable Estate Planning Attorneys

While estate law is often complicated, we make the process straightforward so you can be certain that you’ve made the appropriate arrangements. Schedule a consultation at our law office to discuss:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate Services
  • Elder Law
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
  • Comprehensive Estate Planning Services

As your estate planning attorneys, we appreciate that your primary concern is to provide for your family’s future. Our services give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your careful estate planning will help to support your family. Prearranging the course of your financial affairs eases the burden you and your family feel as you face other crucial end-of-life decisions.

Wherever you are in the course of your life or career, it’s never too early to start planning for the future. An estate plan ensures the fair and equitable division of your assets according to your specific wishes. Make sure you are in control of your assets by consulting with our law firm.

Probate Law

When you need legal representation for the settlement of your estate, call Abernethy & Hagerman Elder Law. Our probate law firm in Allison Park, PA, specializes in the administration of asset distribution. Whether or not there is a will, our law firm has the years of experience and the deep familiarity with probate law necessary to bring your case to successful resolution. From real estate probate to probate litigation in the courtroom, we apply our expertise to all cases in which clients seek an equitable estate settlement. As part of our usual probate duties, our services include:

  • Mediating Disputes over Assets between Beneficiaries
  • Validating the Will
  • Settling Outstanding Debts
  • Paying Taxes
  • Making an Inventory of Assets
  • Distributing Remaining Assets on Behalf of the Decedent
  • Preparing and Filing the Necessary Paper Work
  • Probate Administration for Your Estate Settlement

We understand that estate settlement can be a sensitive, emotionally charged process. Our mission is to bring your case to a successful close while minimizing the stress and burden on you and your family. However straightforward or convoluted your case may be, we provide compassionate and considerate probate administration.

Protect Your Interests by Trusting Our Law Firm

Our services are designed to streamline and facilitate probate administration. Estate settlement can become a contested process, but we ensure your peace of mind by working diligently to resolve all necessary matters.

Will and Trust Law

Turn to the Experienced Will and Trust Law Lawyers Ensure the safety of your legacy and the well-being of your children by coming to us for any questions you have or aid you need in regard to will and trust law. A&H provides clients throughout Allison Park, PA, with the help they need drafting airtight documents to either protect your assets while you still live or address their division when you pass. Contact us today to begin the process of drafting your will or trust with the help of a professional.

Why Are Wills so Important?

Many people do not address the issue of drafting a will before they pass. This legal document is essential, however, for addressing important concerns and ensuring your wishes are carried out to the letter when you die. Our team of will lawyers is here to help make things easier on your family after you leave. Call today to learn about how wills address the following issues:

  • Equitable Distribution of Assets
  • Guardianship of Any Minors in Your Care
  • Giving to Charity
  • Property Division

The lawyer you partner with from our firm guides you through every step of the process when drafting a will. We know exactly what language to use and what topics to cover when examining your estate. Contact us to set up a consultation today.

Business Law

If you are starting a new business, purchasing a business, selling property, or need a contract written, Abernethy & Hagerman can assist you with all of your needs. 

Entity Creation/ Governance

Starting a new business can be overwhelming. You will have a hundred headaches and long checklists to overcome. Let Abernethy & Hagerman take some of that stress away by helping you obtain your corporate designation from the Pennsylvania Department of State, obtain your entity’s tax ID number or EIN from the Internal Revenue Service and draft your internal governance documents. This is a guaranteed way to achieve liability protection from any potential creditors from reaching your personal assets in the event something unfortunate happens in the course of business.

Real Property Issues

Whether it’s selling a home or leasing rental property, A&H will work with the client in order to make sure their rights are secure. There can be many pitfalls in selling real estate such as the proration of county and local taxes, the shifting to Pennsylvania Realty Transfer Tax, and certain warranties of title. Even if the documents seem like forms with boilerplate language, there is always a need to make certain you understand the terms of the transaction. Likewise, if you are a landlord looking to rent to a tenant, you should be certain your lease complies with the Pennsylvania Landlord Tenant act of 1951 as amended.


Contracts are the lifeblood of any business exchanging goods or services. A&H works with new business or existing business in order to effectuate transactions between buyers and sellers. We also work with business owners to develop templates of documents that can be used in multiple transactions with customers in the future. 


The saying “no news is good news” is the truest when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service. In the event proceedings are instituted against you by the IRS, you will need an attorney who is licensed in federal tax court, which is a separate jurisdiction than federal district court. A&H can help you handle the requests from the IRS or the litigation associated with a dispute over a tax return.  

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