Great Families

Make Great Plans

Who We Are

A highly educated, experienced law firm with decades of combined legal experience relevant to helping you plan to transfer your savings to your family and to protect it from those who would like to take it.

What We Do

Provide tons of free education so that you can make informed decisions. We then meet with you to listen to your wishes, goals, fears and then we craft a custom plan to provide you with peace of mind.

What we believe

We believe in your pursuit of health, wealth and happiness. We believe that you have worked hard for what you have and who you’ve become. We believe you didn’t do it all just to have your savings lost and legacy tarnished by complicated government rules.

Our Process
Our process is designed to get you information you need to make the best decision for your family.
Getting Started
Getting Started

Your first step is to call our office to make an appointment or register for one of our free workshops. From there we’ll explain our simple process to complete your customized plan.

What To Expect
What To Expect

Our team takes pride in being as friendly as we are professional. We promise you will feel comfortable with our team. Our process involves providing tons of education so that you can understand your options. We then provide you with advice and counsel so that you feel comfortable make the decisions to best meet your goals.

Rest Assured
Rest Assured

After working through our process, our goal is to give you the peace of mind to know that you have done the best possible planning for your family. None of us want bad things to happen, but if they do… you’re prepared.

Cranberry Township Estate Planning Lawyer

Good people eventually have to deal with bad situations, like an unexpected disability or death. At the Sechler Law Firm, we believe that people don’t spend decades saving and raising children, just to have it all destroyed by things like taxes, nursing home costs or improper planning for young children.That shouldn’t happen.

Our mission is to preserve your version of the American Dream. That’s what we do. In fact, that’s all we do.

    Practice Areas

    Estate Planning

    Customized planning doesn’t have to be difficult for you. We strive to make the process easy. The first step is to identify your concerns so that we can make suggestions regarding your plan.

    Estate Planning

    Elder Law Crisis Planning

    A significant percentage of our practice is dedicated to helping families navigate the long term care maze. We help with Asset Protection and eligibility for Medicaid and Veterans Benefits.

    Elder Law Crisis Planning

    Trust and Estate Administration

    If you have lost a loved one, we can help you take the necessary steps to help handle their affairs.

    Trust and Estate Administration
    Upcoming Workshops
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    Planning for Young Families

    Young families’ lives are highlighted by new careers, young marriages, first homes, and perhaps young children.

    From a financial standpoint, you may be paying off student debt, buying a first home and maximizing your 401k or IRA, or planning for your kids’ education and trying to give them the best head start possible. A large focus of your estate planning will likely be protecting your children and ensuring that they would be provided for in the event of an untimely death or disability.

    A paramount issue, if you have children, is to understand who will step into your shoes in the event of an accident. At your initial meeting, our Cranberry Township attorneys may discuss naming guardians for your kids and how any inheritance should best be administered in an estate plan. We could also discuss the coordination of your life insurance and financial accounts to ensure your wishes are carried out.

    Planning for Established Families

    Established families may be experiencing career maturity and have children reaching adulthood. Hopefully, you have achieved financial stability. You may be retired or can see retirement on the horizon.

    If your children have reached adulthood, you may be considering naming them as back-up decision makers in your estate plan. Many established families have children who move back in. Perhaps you are caring for an aging parent.
    If you have friends and family members who have had unfortunate health changes, you may be concerned about how a health event such as a heart attack or a stroke would affect your loved one’s ability to maintain an enjoyable retirement. While you may want to remain in control of your assets, you need to have a strong back up plan. Let a local lawyer help protect your family and your assets in a comprehensive estate plan.

    Planning for Seniors

    Welcome to the Golden Years — a time of retirement, grandchildren, and the desire to leave a legacy. Financially, you are likely living off of your retirement savings and want to make sure that the funds lasts as long as you do. If you have friends who have needed long term care, you probably saw how it affected their family. You may be considering shifting some control and decision making over your finances to your children. Your biggest financial threats are taxes and the potential need for long term care, which can cost $100,000 per year. If you’ve heard about Medicaid’s five year lookback period, you’ll want to know your options for creating an estate plan in Cranberry Township.

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    All You Need to Know About Medicaid Planning
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    9 Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid
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    What You Need to Know About Estate Administration
    Meet the Attorneys of Sechler Law Firm
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    Dawn Hamill
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