Wills & Estate Planning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Protect or expand your family with help from Cole & Hens-Greco, P.C., offering estate planning and second-parent adoption consultation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Law Offices of Kathryn and Sam Hens-Greco, the predecessor of Cole and Hens-Greco, was the first firm in Western Pennsylvania to file and have a second-parent adoption granted.

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Wills & Estate Planning

We understand that a client’s first priority in making a will or power of attorney is to have the peace of mind of knowing that their loved ones are well protected. This takes careful thought and knowledgeable legal planning. We take our time and listen closely to our clients' concerns when drafting wills, medical and financial power of attorneys, living wills, and other estate planning techniques.

Estate Planning for LGBT Individuals & Couples
Estate planning and the drafting of wills and power of attorneys are essential for LGBT individuals and couples who want to protect and provide for their spouse or partner. Without the proper legal documents, a same-sex couple, even if married in another state, will be at great risk for potential loss.

An essential part of estate planning for same-sex couples is the comprehension of the concept of Joint Tenants with the Rights of Survivorship (JTROS). JTROS is a form of property ownership where a surviving tenant immediately obtains ownership of a jointly held property, by operation of law, when a co-owner dies. It is important to consult with an attorney to fully understand the rights and responsibilities of placing a piece of property in jointly held names.

Contact us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for more information about our work with Wills & Estate Planning.