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  • 34 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Gina D.
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Miguel showed up to my house and was very respectful and polite. He is helping me with a probate case where my brother is involved who stole over $150,000.00 from me and we don't talk. Miguel was sensitive to my underlying issues with my brother and has made this case so much easier for me to go through with it. He always replys to my messages quickly and even put a little humor in it to make me smile. He has kept me informed of all he has done and is going to do and freely answers any questions I have. I would recommend Miguel to any of my friends knowing that he will do an excellent job. Gina from Santa Clarita

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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.

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NHT Law Group, APLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Working with Paul has been a phenomenal experience. I was nervous and uncertain how the Chapter 13 process would go, but Paul not only successfully handled my case, but he also explained everything to me and laid out the whole process (in a very friendly, caring, and thorough way). He knows the law inside and out, the likes and dislikes of the trustees who handle your case, and - unlike other attorneys - always quickly returned my calls and gave his undivided (and nonjudgmental) attention. Working with Paul on Chapter 13 was easier than getting my license renewed from the DMV and as seamless as ordering a package on Amazon.

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

ALaureen&Associates
4.1
from 17 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Anita C.
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Laureen was a true professional. She has a very extensive knowledge of many different types of law including Family Law, Civil Law, Estate Planning Law and Corporate Law. Laureen helped me with my messy divorce and then created a new Trust for me. When we were finished with my personal matters, she helped me incorporate my business and collect some debts by filing lawsuits, winning and collecting the money judgment. You definitely will not go wrong hiring Laureen. Anita

Busy Wills, Inc.
4.9
from 10 reviews
    David S.
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    Elizabeth is extremely knowledgeable in her Estate Planning expertise, keeping costs down while showing a keen affinity for working with multicultural clients in a home setting. I feel fortunate to have Elizabeth on my financial Planning team. David Sentance CLU,CHFc

    • 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!

    HMA Law Group
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Mario M.
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    Harry at the HMA law Group represented me in a 24-month long divorce case involving real estate property and personal retirement funds. From beginning to end, Harry was able to successfully represent me throughout the complete process. Through his excellent work, knowledge and preparation, he was able to win my case and get the property and retirement funds awarded to me. I appreciate all the work he put into my case along this long and at times frustrating ordeal. I found Harry to be a of very high ethics, very knowledgeable and an excellent attorney. I am completely satisfied with all his service, and would not hesitate to recommend him, or call on him in the future if I am ever in need of legal services.

    • 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.

    The Shuben Group
    3.5
    from 6 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    • 15 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
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    everything went fine so far

    • 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!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I started my own practice to focus on serving people who want to guarantee that their estate plan will work when their family needs it most. People who expect things to change throughout their lifetime want a trusted advisor to guide them through those changes. Our services include: - Foundational Estate Plan (Living Trust and Ancillary Documents) - Asset Protection - IRA Inheritance Trust - Elder Law and Medi-Cal Planning - Kids' Protection Plan - Special Needs Trust - Trust Administration - Probate

    About

    I am an attorney in Antelope Valley (Quartz Hill, Lancaster, Palmdale, etc.) whose practice concentrates on keeping my clients out of court through properly drafted living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, contracts, and business organizations. I've been in practice since 1977, a juris doctor, and a cum laude at Loyola Law School.

    About

    Bankruptcy and Estate Planning Attorneys in Orange County Olenicoff & Zinser PC’s mission is to bring a more caring approach to an often daunting process. Their goal is to be a trusted resource for their clients by getting to know them and ultimately providing the best counsel for their client’s particular situation. Ultimately, their clients should be in a better, more secure place after working with Olenicoff & Zinser, PC.

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    We specialize in the preparation of estate plans, wills, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and probate matters. We litigate probate contests. I have been in practice for over 40 years and know the ins and outs of the court system.

    About

    Elder Law Services of California is a professional law corporation based in Los Angeles with satellite offices throughout Southern California. The firm’s Medi-Cal Planning specialists can help almost anyone qualify for Medi-Cal benefits. Elder Law Services of California is a leader in comprehensive estate planning in Southern California. Practice areas include Living Trusts, Wills, Probate. Attorneys are available for weekend and evening appointments as well as a free consultation. Elder Law Services assists clients in how to avoid probate, how to avoid conservatorships, revocable living trusts, pour-over wills, durable power of attorney for assets, and healthcare Powers of Attorney.

    About

    My services include: • Real Estate and Business Law • Estate Planning • Litigation and Transactional Matters • Quiet Title • Partition • Breach of Contract • Fraud • Evictions (landlord or tenant) • Formation of LLCs and Corporations • Drafting Living Trusts and Wills, etc.

    About

    Giving peace and assurance that a client's personal and property interests for themselves & their loved ones are properly prepared in case of their incapacity or death.

    About

    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.

    About

    Not only do I know the law well, but I also take the time to figure out what my client needs and I am able to be flexible on the price and timing. I understand that I am there to serve my client's needs and as such I really do hold their hand through the process. I am available for questions even after the service is completed. I am happy to clarify things and to really make sure that people feel good about the legal steps we are taking to resolve their situation. I get a lot of positive feedback about how my services helped improve their lives and you couldn't ask for more.

    About

    Welcome to the Law Office of Roseann DeRosa. I am an estate planning and probate attorney, assisting individuals and families with conservatorship proceedings, trusts, wills, and probate administration.

    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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