At the Offices of David K. Lucas & Associates, we know your legal needs are personal and unique to your situation.

To help you understand the basics of some special situations, we've prepared a selection of articles on topics of interest.

For the legal help you need, along with answers from some of the Pittsburgh area's most experienced attorneys, please call the offices of David K. Lucas & Associates at 724-836-3300, or contact us today!

December 26, 2018

How Do I Get a Divorce?

This is a question we commonly hear in initial consultations. Most people don't know where to start and are afraid to contact an attorney. If your marriage is in trouble, it is time to call an attorney. There is nothing to be afraid of when contacting our office. We are here to help you. If you are in a troubled marriage, here is what you need to consider:
December 26, 2018

Estate Planning of Minor Children

It is shocking to me as a Pennsylvania Estate Planning Attorney how many young parents do not have the proper estate planning documents. Regardless of the amount of assets avaialble, it becomes very important to have a proper estate plan as soon as you have a child. Failure to have a proper estate plan can cause many different problems for the minor child and surviving family members. On this page, we will discuss the problems often seen with regard to beneficiary designations.
December 26, 2018

Estate Planning and Inheritance Tax

Imagine this scenario: your parents leave you an art collection worth $65 Million Dollars! Generally, you would think that this would be a good thing. Unfortunately, for the Sonnabend Family, of New York, it was not.
December 26, 2018

Blended Family Estate Planning

As an Estate Planning Attorney it is common for me to have to address the issues that arise when dealing with blended families. Blended families have unique circumstances that require careful thought, consideration, and planning. For these reasons it becomes very important to make certain that you have a proper estate plan in place if you are in a blended family.
December 26, 2018

Estate Planning and Nursing Home Care

The State of Pennsylvania has now made it even more important to do estate planning, as without proper planning the costs of nursing home care can be visited upon your children.