Estate Planning • Elder Law • Estate Admisistration
The uncertainty of life makes it critical that you have an effective plan in place to guide your loved ones in the event of your incapacity or death. Without specific directives from you, your loved ones will be faced with difficult choices.
If you become incapacitated
Who will make financial and legal decisions on your behalf?
Who will determine what medical care you will receive?
Should your loved ones sustain your life by any means?
In the event of your death, your heirs will also face complex challenges. Who will handle your estate? How will they know how to divide your assets? How can you minimize the tax burden, as well as any legal fees that may be incurred upon the settlement of your estate?
At the law office of Carolyn Spicer Russ, I provide thorough and thoughtful counsel to clients throughout the greater Pittsburgh area in all matters involving planning for end-of-life and incapacity. I work closely with you to help you make informed decisions that protect your loved ones and give them the comfort that your health and long-term care, retirement and estate planning needs are taken care of. I work with adults of all ages, from newlyweds to retirees. Contact me to schedule a confidential consultation.
Though the focus of my practice is on estate and incapacity planning, I also work with clients who want to protect assets in the event they move into a nursing home or other long-term care facility. I will help you evaluate and implement strategies to minimize the impact on your estate, and guide you through the process of applying for medical assistance.
For representation in all matters involving planning for incapacity or death, including guardianships, contact my office to arrange a confidential consultation. I offer flexible appointments upon request and will visit you in the hospital, at your home, or in a nursing home. I am also available to make emergency calls in end-of-life situations.
Carolyn Spicer Russ
1007 Mount Royal Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
Phone: (412) 492-8975
Fax: (412) 492-8978