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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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  • 13 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mrs. C.
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Vanessa did the work as promised and in a timely manner. We eventually needed legal representation and when we turned copies of the documents over to the attorney, even he was impressed with her work! Much appreciation for your work and time spent on the project. 👍

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  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gary M.
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I feel really so lucky to have picked Gregory as my attorney, he was absolutely perfect ! 10+ If your in a bankruptcy situation of any kind, stop looking and wasting your research time as you will find no better than this attorney ever.

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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..

Law Offices of Marc Grossman
4.2
from 18 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Joy S.
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The best way to describe the law firm of Marc Grossman is caring and compassionate. I was informed of all different scenarios my case could go and through it all Marc Grossman assured me that he will fight for me and get the best outcome. He truly looks out for his clients. I am so glad I made the decision to go with Attorney Grossman!! Thank you!

  • 27 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth S.
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Mr. Fierro is one of the best attorneys I have ever hired. Aside from being an expert in the field of family law, he is a kind and respectful man and is a pleasure to talk to. I would recommend Mr. Fierro to anyone who needs help in Family Law and who wants positive results.

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!

West L.A. Law, P.C.
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Basil A.
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I haven't written a review in a long time. However, when I dealt with Ms. Kuronen, I immediately realized what an awesome attorney she is. So I feel that I should share my experience. I found her accidentally on YouTube where she posted a video about her immigration services. I goggled her name and I found her informative website that provides details about her services, credentials, contact details etc. I’ve called several attorneys before I called her. I felt that there was a barrier between us. First, I had to call their offices, then I had to email to schedule an appointment, then I had to pay for a consultation, then I end up having a consultation with a different attorney who doesn’t show enough enthusiasm. With Raquel, it was a different experience! When I called her office, I got lucky because she answered the phone herself. Even though she was tied up with work, she gave me all the time to explain my situation. Then she sent me a PayPal invoice because I was out of town. Her fees are very reasonable compared to others. She answers emails on timely manner. She’s been updating me about my case. She even scans all the documents she received for me. I recommended her to several of my coworkers and friends. I highly recommend her to everybody else.

  • 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!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lidia C.
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Joan was a true professional in handling my divorce/ family law case. The process itself was extremely overwhelming and emotional, but having the best attorney in my corner gave me the confidence that I would get everything my son and I deserved. Joan always kept me well informed on issues and /or progress of my case. Whenever I had a question or concern, it was always addressed in a timely and thorough manner. She took the stress out of an extremely stressful situation, and I cannot thank her enough. I highly recommend Joan for any divorce/ family law case. She will work endlessly on your behalf, and it feels great to have her on your side. Thanks to Joan , "LIFE IS GOOD" again. LC

  • 21 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
James N.
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Sentrex Paralegal Services performed a solid service for a divorce with child custody ands visitation issues along with property division. The forms were filled out in a timely and professional manner. There is a Family Law Attorney that is available for hire on a limited scope basis so clients don't have to spend a lot of money with huge retainer fees. The fees are very reasonable, and I'm very happy that I made the decision to hire Sentrex Paralegal Services. This service is not like other shady paralegals that I've seen. Don't be shy. Make the phone call for a consultation.

Andrew Park Law
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Emilio D.
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I was searching on Google for an immigration attorney in the Los Angeles area. After reviewing and calling 25 attorneys ranging from Woodland Hills to Anaheim California, I called Andrew Park and I could tell from the questions I asked and his responses, that he was courteous and a professional. I had a good instinct about him and I thought it's someone I want to work with. My instinct was right as he proved to be extremely professional, courteous and most importantly a person with INTEGRITY which is rare now days. I am writing this review because I feel he is someone who deserves recognition for his ethical character and work ethic. If anyone has any questions, please contact me at pezion@hotmail.com and I can talk with you further.

Kellan Martz Law
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia G.
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Mr. Martz is not like other lawyers. He is above and beyond the nicest and most down to earth lawyer I've met. Most lawyers are slow to reply, charge you a ton, and are rude. Not Kellan. He helped me with a DUI case I had a few months ago and got me a plea deal that was very fair. I made a mistake and needed help, Kellan did a great job and was very clear in explaining how everything worked in court. His prices were very competitive and he let me pay in three installments so I didn't have to come up with that much all at once. Thanks Kellan.

Hills Law Group
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
John S.
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Mr. Hills is extremely professional, courteous, and skilled. These qualities allow him to be very effective in his work, and I will certainly be requesting his services again in the future in address the changing dynamics of our estate plan.

OCLaw
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Brad J.
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Brad Jensen worked as one of four full time members of the Los Angeles District Attorneys Office who helped actually convict the Menendez Brothers for the shotgun killings of their parents. He is very good with judges, prosecutors, court staff, witnesses and anyone in a position to help him help you get the best possible plea bargain or result. He has helped me and many others who I have referred to him regardless of the criminal charge he is an attorney you want by your side.

  • 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
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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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Competent legal services with customer service. Each client receives personal attention to his or her legal concerns.

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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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How do you find a good real estate lawyer?

If buying or selling property feels overwhelming and the thought of finding a good real estate lawyer seems daunting, you’re in luck. There are some simple steps to follow for finding a trustworthy, affordable real estate lawyer to help with your property and legal needs.

  • Determine what kind of real estate lawyer you need. Many states require a real estate attorney to handle sale closing documents. For more complex matters such as a real estate deal gone awry or foreclosure, you’ll want to find an attorney who has successfully handled cases like yours.  
  • Look for online reviews of real estate lawyers in your area. Verify that they have proven experience closing or winning cases like yours and that they are in good standing with the state bar association.
  • Choose two or three lawyers to interview. Many offer a free consultation to learn about your case and provide information about rates. For standard real estate closing services, in-depth interviewing might not be necessary.
  • Ask about their rates and whether they charge by the hour or provide services for a flat fee. Ask whether a retainer is required, and what the total bill should be for a case like yours.
  • Ask for a write-up of the services that will be covered by the projected costs.
  • Make sure you like the real estate agent and they treat you with respect. Confirm whether they or another person will be working on your case and make sure you’re comfortable with all members of their team.
  • Pay the retainer and hire your lawyer.  

What does a real estate lawyer do?

A real estate lawyer represents their client’s best interest in all matters related to the sale, purchase and ownership of real estate. They are experts in real estate law. In states that require a real estate lawyer to close home sales, the lawyer must review and finalize all documents before the deal can be legally completed. Real estate lawyers also help clients legally protect their rights when entering, exiting or renegotiating a real estate deal. You can hire a real estate lawyer as an individual or as a business. A real estate lawyer can help with negotiation, addressing mortgage fraud, managing foreclosures and bankruptcy, transfers of titles and deeds, property ownership disputes, zoning issues, creating a co-ownership contract for joint purchase of a property, and much more. Real estate lawyers can also protect you from issues that result when a known problem was not properly disclosed by the previous owner. Overall, real estate lawyers are an added cost when it comes to buying and selling property, but they also ensure your best interests are met, and that you and the people you are doing business with comply with the law.

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.

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