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Apple Valley Estate Planners

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  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marlene I.
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Tiffany came to our house to do our estate planning. She was on time and professional and explained how it works. We would definitely recommend Tiffany to friends and family.

Law Offices of Marc Grossman
4.2
from 18 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
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I found Mr. Grossman and his office to be very attentive to my needs cared very much about what I was going through and wanted the best for me and got the best results that I could've possibly hope for my legal needs, I would recommend him for anyone and everyone that I know that needed attorney thank you Mr. Grossman for taking care business for me

  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory O.
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I had been emailing Angela with Solutions for weeks telling her I was expecting to receive real estate sales contracts for her review "at any time." It took nearly a month. When I did finally receive the documents, she reviewed them and gave me her opinion in less than 24 hours. Her responsiveness and professionalism was exceptional, and her fees were a small fraction of what a lawyer would have charged for the same service. I recommend Angela with Solutions wholeheartedly!

Flat Rock Legal
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Alesia C.
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My Mom and I have decided to hire the services of this company. The knowledge and professionalism of Rowena Davis is a breath of fresh air. I look forward to moving forward with utilizing her services for our real estate matter.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Scott H.
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Meet Lauren half way through my csse in Rancho court house.I was unhappy with results from my previous lawyer and his inability to make any forward progress in case. Lauren looked over my case and was very confident she could help me and she did.She gave me a price worked out payment plan and from the day she started on my case i started having new hope.Felony and all three original charges dropped and finalized without trial..Can't say thank you enough.

  • 3 years in business
Natalie P.
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Alyssa helped me not only with my life insurance for myself, husband, and three 3 kids, but went over estate planning with me as well. I loved that it was online, because it allowed me to take my time with my husband to really plan out what we wanted our will and trust to cover. She makes everything super easy!

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I am experienced attorney serving Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange counties. I handle bankruptcy, DUI, criminal, estate planning, personal injury, and civil cases.

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I serve Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties. I make house calls. I prepare trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, and related documents. I help clients qualify for Medi-CAL Long-Term Care benefits and counsel folks in need of representation regarding trust administration and most proceedings in probate.

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Effective representation of individuals and families is not simply a matter of responding to present needs and resolving disputes; it is also a matter of planning and making arrangements for the future. Estate planning allows people to provide direction regarding the management and transfer of their assets before and after death. In addition, good estate planning allows you to retain control over health care decisions, if you become incapacitated.

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I am an experienced Claremont, CA bankruptcy, probate and estate planning lawyer. Too much debt? Learn how to protect yourself from harassing creditors. Get access to free, informative, no-obligation bankruptcy videos. This valuable information will help clarify many of your questions before you decide to hire a lawyer. After you see the videos, call me and schedule your free, no-obligation 45-minute consultation and case evaluation. Should you allow me to serve as your attorney in filing for bankruptcy, as a thank you and commitment to you, I am including three (3) special bonuses. These incredibly informative materials will give you additional knowledge on how you can get you back on your feet as quickly as possible so you can start a fresh new life! 1. How to build your credit. 2. Complete workbook to budgeting and managing your money. 3. Life after bankruptcy -- what you need to know after filing bankruptcy!

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I am a straight-shooting attorney with over 30 years' experience. If you don't have a case, I'll tell you. If you do, I will tell you what it will cost in terms of money, time and lost sleep. I run a general civil practice with an emphasis in estate planning (wills and trusts), probate and trust administration, real estate (residential and commercial), and title insurance claims and litigation. Since I emphasize quality of cases over quantity of cases, clients receive my personal and prompt attention.

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I have had my own law practice with a primary focus on estate planning for over twenty years. I place special emphasis on estate planning, especially trusts, both revocable and irrevocable, inter vivos (living) and testamentary. Services include meeting with drafting estate provisions and documents including trusts, wills, powers of attorney for health and property, with particular emphasis on asset protection, special needs, spendthrift and tax planning (estate, gift and capital gains). Practice includes real property transactions, estate negotiation and settlement as well as business advice and setups. I am also engaged in business advice/consultation, asset protection and investment management matters.

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Esther C. Wang is an attorney who has been providing quality legal services since 1991. Esther is an accredited attorney by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to represent veterans and their spouses to apply for VA benefits. Esther is an approved continuing education provider by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and the California Board of Registered Nursing. Esther is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, California State Bar Association, and the San Bernardino County Bar Association.

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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