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My AZ Lawyers, PLLC
4.2
from 59 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 200 hires on Thumbtack
Sara S.
Verified review

My AZ Lawyers My AZ Lawyers takes on a wide variety of cases; bankruptcy law, divorce and family, criminal defense and DUI, whatever your struggle is this team will help you find a solution. Choosing the right lawyer for you and your circumstances will be a large influence on your case and this place has them. My AZ Lawyers takes pride in their staffs’ extensive experience and training, these two things combined make for a great experience and an easier situation for you through out the whole process. My AZ Lawyers is a team of highly educated and dedicated lawyers and support staff. In their bankruptcy department they have put together a knowledgeable team dedicated to helping you thorough these sticky situations. This team includes Morgan Mccain who has practiced bankruptcy law estate planning and probate law in multiple states for over 7 years. There is also Heather Chase who you can tell has a true passion for helping those in need, not only that but she had her own firm for more than 4 years. Behind these two you have some amazing paralegal and legal staff Jennifer, Richard, Sherri and Anna. In the Divorcé and Family Law department there is a caring and exuberant team there ready to help you. Giancarl Sapelli is confident in his practices and defiantly has the experience to back it up, he is kind, logical and knowledgeable and will be there to walk you through your case expertly. Nicole Bernabe is newer to the company as of 2015 and is a fresh faced and highly qualified individual. Candace Kallen, who is seasoned in family law, will be there for you in these tough times and with her level of experience and knowledge will lead you in the right path. Last but not least, Yelena Shimonova who is also a certified Mediator has a vast base of knowledge and has used her talents to help those who need it; she has worked for non-profits doing legal work and has been recognized for her pro-bono work. In the DUI/Criminal cases department you will see some cross over of staffing, to me this means knowledge. The Lawyers here take the time and dedication it takes to fine tune their craft and continue to learn and do more. In the Criminal Department you will meet Rob Curigliano he has many years of legal experience and has the education background to back it. He has served in and seen almost all aspects of the legal system and uses that to his advantage to help you in your case. My AZ Lawyers has put together a wonderful, caring and knowledgeable team who are all there to help you through your cases. My AZ Lawyer s has 3 valley locations in Mesa, Glendale and Avondale and one location in Tucson. Their website is friendly and helpful in your decisions to choose a lawyer and on their website you can sign-up for a free consultation. If you are looking for a capable and caring team to take on you case, I would advise using that free consultation and see if My AZ Lawyers is the place for you.

  • 17 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Jim M.
Verified review

Great experience. Worked with Sean on taxes, financial planning and estate planning.

Copper Canyon Law, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mike K.
Verified review

C.J. Eagar with Copper Canyon Law was invaluable in helping us with our estate planning.

Woods Law Group
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Barry G.
Verified review

I had estate documents that needed revising. I moved to another state, sold my old house and bought a new one and had some changes in relationships with family members. Trent Woods of Woods Law Group provided a free consultation and impressed me with his knowledge in this area and his reasonable fee. After consulting with me about the new arrangements and making many helpful suggestions, he revised my estate plan. He worked quickly and efficiently and was on time for all meetings. I would recommend him for anyone in need of estate planning or contemplating revisions to an existing estate plan.

Devon Miller Law Firm, PLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Querida W.
Verified review

I needed last minute and I mean last minute services to review documents. Devon responded right away and replied right away to my questions first thing in Monday morning. He was able to place me into his schedule that same day. I was able to not delay a short notice closing. I'm extremely satisfied with his review and needed an attorney to make sure there were no mistakes. Humans make mistakes and I recommend everyone to have an attorney like Devon to review legal documents before signing. I'm at peace to know all is well thanks to him making time for my last minute request.

Nicole Pavlik Law Firm
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara W.
Verified review

The thought of preparing my will and powers of attorney was emotionally difficult for me. But, Nicole was very professional and kind. She listened to my concerns and prepared the forms just as I wanted. I would highly recommend her!

  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Donna S.
Verified review

Ms. Lamb took time to meet me on Labor Day because I was traveling from out of town during Labor Day to go over my business plan. I really appreciated that. Thank you.

Karen S.
Verified review

I was so impressed with the work that Libby did for my trust and estate plan. It was expertly prepared and beautifully presented. I was given a backup disc of everything that's in the plan as well. I now feel comfortable that my minor son will be taken care of according to my my wishes! I have been referring everyone I know to get Libby's help with this important project. On top of all of that, she's a wonderful person and easy to work with.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

Connie did a great job helping my husband and I plan our wills and power of attorney documents. She prepared them quickly and answered all our questions in a easy to understand way.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea W.
Verified review

I went to Ian Hasagawa for estate planning. He took the time to carefully understand my situation and my desires and helped me craft a plan specific to me. He handled every detail. I knew he really cared. I would highly recommend Ian!

Wilkinson Law Group
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Samantha W.
Verified review

Spencer did a great job helping me with my Estate Plan. He was thorough, knowledgeable, and did a great job of communicating. I would definitely recommend them!

Nicole Pavlik Law Firm
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Sharon D.
Verified review

Nicole helped us with our estate planning - living trust, powers of attorney, LLC, will. She explained everything thoroughly to us and guided us through the process. We would recommend her.

Professor LawDoc
5.0
from 1 review
  • 39 years in business
James J.
Verified review

even though he may not the right person for my problems. He has been very helpfull, plus I have learned from him. Jim lavett

Bellah Perez, PLLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 38 years in business
Brian D.
Verified review

I was referred to Steve by my mother who thought he was very professional, clean, kind, and straight forward. Before I allowed Steve to assist me with my estate planning I decided to try out my "Legal" benefits and visit other law firms to make my own comparisons. Steve was by far the most down to earth family type guy that thought just like me. I would and actually have already recommended Steve to a few friends of mine. I felt more welcomed at Bellah Perez than anywhere else. They treat you right and give you what you need as friends would and should do. Thanks Steve!

About

I prepare estate planning documents including the following: * trusts * wills * general durable powers of attorney * health care powers of attorney * living wills

About

Our firm blends outstanding legal vision with our own brand of warm hospitality and impeccable service to provide each of our clients with a uniquely personal experience. Our firm possesses a tremendous knowledge base, but it is our dedication to service that truly sets us apart.

About

In short, we take a proactive approach to estate planning and retirement. If you want your finances safe while getting a rate of return that you can be happy with, and it's all simple to understand, we may be able to help you. We educate people about what we do and how to protect their retirement and keep their estate plans updated with recent law changes through regularly scheduled workshops in the Phoenix area. We work with one of the top estate planning attorneys in AZ, for those who need a new or revised estate plan. Check out our website for more information.

About

My work is thorough and comprehensive but my service is personal.

About

My practice focuses on estate planning and probate. My goal with estate planning is to ensure that my clients set up a plan that will accomplish their goals should the unexpected happen, just as important is that the clients understand the plan they have in place. Every family is different, and so every client must be approached differently. My goal with probate is to ensure the process happens as efficiently as possible and also to make the process as painless as it can be.

  • 23 years in business
About

We provide a very detailed approach the preparation of every case by conducting an extensive initial meeting with every client. We discuss every legal issue and the law that applies to each issue. Our clients provide us with the relevant facts that apply to each issue and a settlement and litigation strategy is reached with each client's participate and approval. This all occurs within days of being retained.

About

Our Arizona Wills and Estate Planning Attorneys, have been helping people for years with their estate planning and wills needs. We are here to help you

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What kind of lawyer does wills?

No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

  • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
  • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
  • Have an ownership stake in a business
  • Expect someone to contest your will
  • Want to disinherit your spouse

How do you find a good lawyer for wills?

Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, so it’s important to find the right attorney to prepare your will. Although most family attorneys can put together a basic will, you may want one who specializes in wills and estate planning, especially if you have a lot of assets or a dependent to take care of. You may need an attorney who has expertise in planning and executing trusts and a background in taxes. Ask how the attorney charges; some charge by the hour, others have a set fee for writing wills, and some charge a percentage of the total value of the estate. Make a list of several potential wills attorneys to interview. Make sure you make a strong personal connection with your attorney — you need to be comfortable telling him or her personal, confidential information about your life, and you need to feel that the attorney is committed to solving any problems that may arise while writing your will. Also find out how long the attorney has practiced estate law and whether he or she has handled wills similar to yours.

How much does it cost to have a living will?

Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

How much should an estate plan cost?

The cost of an estate plan depends largely on the number of parts it includes and the complexity of the documents. The most basic estate plan is simply a will, but it may also include designating power of attorney or a health care proxy to another person, writing a living will, or making a HIPAA authorization. The average national cost to make an estate plan ranges from $350 to $900, but can cost much more in complicated situations. For example, an estate attorney may charge only $900 to prepare a basic will providing outright distribution — meaning that property and assets are distributed upon death. Writing a more complicated will and holding assets in trusts can cost $3,000, or more. The process of creating an estate plan generally takes two to four weeks, starting with the initial consultation with the wills attorney to identify areas of concern in order to design an estate plan that fits your goals and budget. Once an estate plan is written, the attorney meets with the clients, a notary, and two neutral witnesses to review and sign the plan and associated documents.

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