Carolyn Spicer Russ
A caring touch when you need it most
My goal is to guide you in making thoughtful estate-planning decisions that will protect your family and set them at ease regarding your health care, retirement, and estate planning and the special legal needs of old age.
Together we plan ahead for Life's Big What-Ifs:
What if you need a decision maker for emergency medical care?
What if you become incapacitated--who will make financial and legal decisions for you?
What if a family member becomes disabled?
What if you need nursing home care?
What if you decide to enter a retirement community?
And together we plan for the Big Certainty: Who will handle your estate when you die? What will happen to your assets? How can you minimize taxes and fees for your heirs?
Together we will talk about what's really important to you and how to make good end-of-life decisions, whether that means ensuring that your faith traditions are honored at the end, or making sure that your heirs will respect your financial decisions. Then, as your lawyer, I will draw up the documents that correctly and legally represent your wishes.
Whatever life throws at you and your family, you can rest assured that I will be in your corner. And when the end comes, know that I will be available to help your family with administration of your estate.
Mount Royal Lawyers
Attorney's Edward A. Olds, Richard Matesic, Jaimie George, Rebecca Olds, Dennis Michael Sloan and I have our office in the heart of the Shaler legal and financial district, on Mount Royal Blvd., above the district justice's office. Together we are able to offer clients a wide range of legal services, ranging from estate planning, real estate business transactions, and bankruptcy, to litigation of employment, education, and civil rights cases.
Areas of Practice
Probate & Estate Administration
Real Estate Law
Bar AdmissionsPennsylvania, 1982
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1982
George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1979
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 1970 International Relations.
Professional Associations & Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association-Elder Law Committee
Pennsylvania Bar Association - Elder Law Committee
Member National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys