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Downey Probate Attorneys

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  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Philip D.
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Tiffany has done a great job. She drove all the way to my house and went through all pages and told me what needed to be done. She filled out all for me .I am doing a small probate under $150,000 . She is even filing the papers for me so I dont have to drive the 70 miles and not know where to go when I get there . I am recommending her to all who want a job done right with a very sweet person.

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NHT Law Group, APLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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LINDA L.
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06/28/2018 MY BANKRUPTCY EXPERIENCE WITH ATTORNEY PAUL C. NGUYEN, WAS VERY PLEASANT, MR. NGUYEN IS A VERY HONEST, TRUSTWORTHY, PERSON, I FELT VERY COMFORTABLE WITH HIS PROFESSIONAL WORK. MR. NGUYEN GUIDED ME FROM BEGINNING TO THE END BEING SO VERY REASSURING EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. I WISH TO CONGRATULATE AND THANK HIM FOR HIS KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE, I ALSO WITHOUT A DOUBT HIGHLY RECOMMEND ATTORNEY: PAUL C. NGUYEN THANK YOU, LINDA LOPEZ CHAPTER 7

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WE LEGAL A.P. C
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I spoke with several attorneys as well as viewing information online. I feel that I have made the right decision in choosing WE LEGAL A.P.C..

ALaureen&Associates
4.1
from 17 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Ann E.
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Laureen helped me patent my invention and obtained a trade mark for me. She was fast and professional and really knew her stuff. I talked to several attorneys before hiring Laureen but they seemed to be guessing on what to do. Laureen knew exactly what to do and it was done fast and professionally. Thanks Laureen.

Benari & Nguyen, LLP
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marti G.
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I consulted with Chris on my case and although I went with another attorney, Chris was very responsive and professional when we spoke on the phone. He listened to my concerns and followed up after our initial consultation. I called dozens of law firms all pushing for bankruptcy, which was not the way I wanted to go with my case. Chris was one of only two attorneys I spoke with who offered to look at the paperwork and review my options. I'm glad there are still good attorneys out there willing to fight for consumers. Thank you, Chris!

Law Alliance
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 23 years in business
CL P.
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Delynn is an outstanding attorney. The result of my hiring her were extrememly favorable. This was because Delynn did an outstanding job with all aspects of representing me.

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

McIntosh Law Corporation
5.0
from 1 review
    Deninne S.
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    i was in a mess. my big private insurance company would not pay me what was due to me. i fought for 2 years, and did not get anywhere. then i called McIntosh Law, and they listened to me. on my first appointment with them, i walked away feeling like a load was taken off my shoulders. they had a plan, and never once did i have to call them and ask "how is it looking". they were on top of it! they told me i had a good case. i knew they were there to fight for me. i will be glad to keep the public informed on my progress. i know i am not the only one out there getting the shaft. deninne stevens

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Patrick W.
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    Finally an honest Attorney who goes out of his way to help you. He represented me on a couple of cases , With out even knowing me He filed my case the very next day even though i had not yet paid him and told him I could not pay him for a couple weeks . Those weeks turned into months but he still kept plugging away and getting it done (Yes i paid Him )and he also won the Case I have no trust in attorneys for the most part they are just Thief's with suits . Jeff is as Honest as can be you will never meet an attorney or human being like him in your lifetime I like the fact that if he is not familiar with a certain procedure he tells you instead of bullshitting to get your Money . I highly recommend this Lawyer and no I'm not a family member but extremely pleased client

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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.

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    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.

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    I offer: * Estate planning services * Incapacity planning * Business planning * Elder law and Medicaid services * Estate planning for the GLBT community * Planning for those with special needs * Financial advisor education corner

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    I'm an Orange County attorney with 35 years of experience. I work in the area of DUI including DMV and court hearings for criminal defense, from arraignment to trial. The government will work their hardest to convict all defendants, and you need an attorney who knows how to protect your rights and defend you against government persecution. For writs of mandate for PC 290, please contact the office for questions regarding this limited writ. I also work on personal injury. From the moment you are injured, the insurance company initiates their campaign against you. Even your own insurance company becomes your enemy. The Adjuster's main job is to keep the injured party from contacting an attorney. The sooner you retain an attorney, the sooner your rights can be protected and enforced. I also offer estate planning. Protect your assets and avoid probate court.

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    We Legal, APC is an experienced law firm that assists in several areas of law serving the city of Riverside, CA. People and local businesses all over Southern California rely on attorney Emilia McAfee for tax counsel, bankruptcy representation and estate planning. Whether you have a legal concern or require counseling and assistance concerning tax, civil litigation, bankruptcy or estates, it is essential to seek advice from an attorney in Riverside who you can trust. Together with dedication to her clients, an extraordinary comprehension, expertise of the law and an aptitude to find innovative solutions, Mrs. McAfee has established a strong reputation and proven history of results. For a free consultation regarding your tax matter, bankruptcy issue or estate plan, contact our Riverside lawyer, Emilia McAfee.

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    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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    Backed by more than 20 years of experience, our Ventura County DUI attorney at The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers handles matters exclusively involving DUI defense. We know that this is a difficult time in your life, and our goal is to help you navigate the process. We have handled more than 4,000 cases, including 50+ trials. This experience and knowledge has given us the opportunity to successfully help our clients defend their driving privileges. If you need strong legal counsel after a DUI arrest, call on our team at and learn how we can help you move forward.

    • 12 years in business
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    While our attorneys each have unique backgrounds, education, and experiences, they share the common goal of providing outstanding legal counsel and unmatched professional service to individual and small business clients. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, whether your case is simple or complex, and whether you are an individual or small business, we will provide personalized attention and provide you with the representation you need. Nathan Fransen, Esq. Nathan's background is in the real estate and mortgage industries. Prior to becoming an attorney, Nathan managed a branch office for a national lender and operated his own brokerage that was licensed in several states with offices throughout California. Laws relating to mortgage lending and real estate issues are complex but Nathan's background is helpful in identifying key issues and expeditiously resolving matters. Real Estate and Mortgage Brokers often consult Nathan to ensure proper compliance with the ever-changing laws affecting their business. Nathan obtained his Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law in 2005 and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts throughout California. Nathan also received a certificate in Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate from Chapman University School of Law in 2005. Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D. Having been an active real estate investor and broker, Paul experienced first-hand, the good, bad, and the ugly of the real estate world. In his law practice, Paul has seen the tricks employed by unscrupulous brokers, agents, inspectors, notaries, and escrow officers. He has seen buyers and sellers play fast and loose with disclosure laws regarding home sales and rentals. He witnessed borrowers promised an affordable loan only to get get loans they can't pay, buyers buy homes with undisclosed defects, sellers back out of sales contracts without good cause, escrow companies abscond with funds, and other illegal activities. Paul takes pride in representing people and small businesses who have been victimized during real estate transactions. In addition to his experience as a broker, Paul brings over 19 years as a practicing physician in the fields of Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Urgent Care Medicine into his legal practice. He provides his clients with the same high degree of loyalty and quality care given to his patients. His unique educational background and experience, covering the fields of medicine and law, are what sets Paul apart from other attorneys. Paul enjoys practicing in all areas of real estate and mortgage law, but also handles catastrophic medical malpractice matters involving birth trauma or surgical errors. Applying the team approach he learned in the medical field, Paul works closely with seasoned, experienced, and successful trial attorneys, top notch medical experts, investigators, and other personnel to fully meet the needs of his clients and provide cutting edge legal representation. Sometimes, "When you need a lawyer, you should call a doctor!"

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    Kimberly Lessing is an attorney dedicated to providing customized legal solutions to individuals, families, and businesses. Her practice areas include Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate, and Business Law. Ms. Lessing works with clients and their financial team to “plan, provide, and protect” their estates, businesses, and most importantly, the ones they love.

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    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.

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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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    At the Law Offices of Duane P. Booth, we have been serving families of the Inland Empire and the San Gabriel Valley for over 20 years. Areas of practice: - Family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and probate - Legal separation - Spousal property transfer - Child custody and visitation - Child support and spousal support - Wills, trusts, and estate planning - Conservatorship - Trust and probate administration - Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 personal bankruptcy - Home foreclosure help - Elder law Contact us for a confidential discussion of any legal issue you are facing. We always offer free consultations about bankruptcy and probate, and the first 20 minutes of your family law consultation is also free. We have two convenient locations in San Bernardino and La Verne. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and payment plans are available. Se habla español. Siéntase libre de llamarnos para más ayuda.

    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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