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Foster City Estate Planners

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  • 43 years in business
Shromila G.
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Helpful Service. The whole experience of learning about creating and all the benefits of a living trust was helpful. All our questions and concerns were answered in a very professional manner. The process of estate planning was completed in a timely manner.

Integrate Legacy Law
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Judith S.
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Kamela Laird is exceptional at what she does. She helped us navigate setting up a trust and wills easily and with great care. She is warm, totally approachable and highly professional. If there are areas she does not deal with she is well connected and will recommend others you can trust. We highly recommend her for your legacy needs.

Jamin Horn
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mandar R.
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Jamin Horn provided consultation on real estate questions we had. He was quick to respond and a great help.

Stephanie D.
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I just completed updating my Trust, Will and Health Directive. From locating and gathering the required documents to making life and death decisions, the process can be daunting for sure. Thanks to Jocelyn Wong-Rolle, an Oakland attorney who specializes in Estate Planner, the process was painless. She is meticulous in thought and action, and patiently guided me through the completion of the documents. Another one of her positive attributes is that she responds to all emails in a timely manner no matter how trivial the question. It is a satisfying feeling knowing I have my personal matters in order. I highly recommend Ms. Wong-Rolle; you will not be disappointed in the results!

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We focus our practice on all aspects of the trusts, estates and tax arena, so that we can offer our clients the most knowledgeable and highly specialized representation available. We handle the following services: * Integrated Estate Planning WealthPLAN combines traditional estate planning with wealth preservation techniques to preserve your wealth for your lifetime and for future generations. * Trust and Estate Administration WealthPLAN expedites the settlement of a decedent’s trust and/or estate. * Trust and Estate Litigation Disputes often arise during the administration of a trust or estate, and effective resolution demands legal counsel with significant experience in this highly specialized area of the law. * Trust and Estate Litigation WealthPLAN provides comprehensive tax planning and tax controversy representation.

  • 7 years in business
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I am an estate planning lawyer who is helping families, businesses and individuals develop their personal set of instructions to protect what they love. My areas of expertise are living trusts, wills, guardian nominations, and health care directives, as well as probates.

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The Law Office of Schuyler Campbell is a private law office that's located in Hayward, California. The legal services are performed by Schuyler Campbell, an attorney who is licensed to practice law in California and New York. Schuyler Campbell offers legal services in the fields of estate planning/trusts & estates, bankruptcy, and probate.

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Custom legal services at flat rates. Virtual law offices equals reduced expense to our clients.

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In my home office, I prepare documents for pro se filers in my bosses' office. We do real estate brokerage and all general/civil law.

  • 12 years in business
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At Gadzo Law, P.C., we pride ourselves on taking a personalized and efficient approach to estate planning, trust administration and probates. Our principal, Alexandra Gadzo, is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law and is enthusiastic about bringing her knowledge and skill to helping her clients. Alexandra is also a licensed real estate broker.

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I help clients plan their estates so that their wishes are carried out for themselves and for their intended beneficiaries. This includes preparation of the necessary estate planning documents, from wills to living trusts to powers of attorney to irrevocable trusts to gifting plans to gift tax returns. Likewise, I represent fiduciaries responsible for managing the financial or personal affairs of others, such as executors, administrators, trustees, conservators, guardians, agents, and attorneys-in-fact. This includes both matters subject to probate court supervision and matters not subject to court review. As part of these services. I also provide estate and gift tax advice, including preparation of estate and gift tax returns.

  • 17 years in business
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We are a boutique firm that mainly does transactional work in the fields of Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Intellectual Property.

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Michael Notaro’s mission is to provide real estate owners, investors and developers with the finest quality legal service. Michael and his firm provide professional, “value-added” legal services to the real estate community. Our core values are integrity, service and excellence, and we value and cherish long-term client relationships. Zealous and aggressive representation is balanced with negotiating the best possible solution to your real estate problem. When our clients succeed, we succeed. We are counselors as well as advocates, and we communicate in clear, understandable language; we believe that our clients deserve to know what we do, why we do it, and how it benefits them.

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Great estate planning begins with WealthPlan, a law practice dedicated to your estate preservation. Contact a San Jose estate planning attorney today to schedule your first consultation!

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I am an estate planning attorney with over 28 years of practice experience, and a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law (California Board of Legal Specialization). My law practice is devoted exclusively to helping families with avoiding conservatorship, avoiding probate, and planning for the inheritance they wish to pass to children or other heirs. I prepare high quality, customized living trust estate plans. Flat fees are charged for most legal services. I personally handle all meetings, drafting of living trusts, and other estate planning documents, and signing of all documents. I do not use paralegals, legal secretaries or outside services of any kind. I also offer free living trust seminars at my office and other public venues.

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Fremont Attorney Providing Aggressive Criminal Defense As a Fremont criminal defense lawyer, Adam provides representation for all types of DUI cases and other legal matters. For information about the services that our office provides, please feel free to browse around our website ARANTLAW.COM before giving us a call. We provide exceptional legal resources for all DUI defense and criminal matters, including theft crimes, drug crimes, DUI overview, DUI penalties, first DUI offense, multiple DUI offenses, felony DUI, DUI accidents, underage DUI, field sobriety tests, DUI and drugs, DMV hearings and more. A criminal defense attorney from our firm can also provide you with the information you need to know about your criminal charges.

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Matthew R. Mraule received his J.D. from Pepperdine University in 2007 and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management in 2005. In 2002, he acquired a bachelor of science in viticulture and enology from University of California at Davis. He is currently pursuing an LL.M. in taxation law at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Prior to obtaining his license to practice, he was a clerk for the Honorable Nat A. Agliano, formerly the presiding judge of the California Court of Appeals, 6th district. During his studies at Pepperdine, he was a clerk with the district attorney's office, Los Angeles County in a felony trials unit and assisted in the formation of L.A. County's victims' restitution department. After acquiring his license, Matt started a solo practice in his hometown of Salinas, CA, where he practiced primarily civil litigation. In 2010, he relocated to the East Bay with his wife, Sarah, and he now lives in Pleasant Hill.

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The Law Office of Mark Gullotta sensitively and compassionately guides people through estate planning, probate and trust administration issues. With over a decade of legal experience under their belts, they have extensive knowledge of relevant laws and the state court system. They are focused on ensuring your interests are reflected into the future, and they work with you through each step of the process. Schedule your consultation today by calling the firm.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Full estate plans include revocable trusts, wills, durable powers of attorneys for health care and finances, medical wills or directives, and trust deeds (up to 2) for real property. Couples with estates of less than $5 million will pay a flat fee of $2200.00

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I provide personalized guidance and counseling in aspects of estate planning such as wills, probate, nominations of guardianship, estate planning for non-traditional couples, living trusts, trust administration, powers of attorney and special needs trusts. I help you plan for your family's future at every stage of your life.

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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