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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
  • 61 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 27 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Milan M.
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Paul was very professional about my case and explained everything in detail. I would highly recommend him to take of anyone’s needs as an attorney. He was very easy to work with. I spoke to many other attorneys and even dropped one to higher Paul after I already gave the other attorney a non refundable deposit to start my case. He explained the process to us and was very helpful understanding it through out. Definitely someone you want to talk to and consider very highly to hire on as your attorney Milan

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  • 13 years in business
  • 37 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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  • 22 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan F.
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Bradley Sandler was responsive and very helpful to my request for legal help. His office did not specialize in the type of law I needed but he pointed me in the right direction. Mr. Sandler gave me more information in one thumbtack message than I have been able to get from reaching out to 20 lawyers from yelp, websites, phone book, etc. Hopefully I won't need his offices help in the future, but if end up needing a Family, Criminal, or Business Lawyer, Mr. Sandler will be the first one I reach out to.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie G.
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I hired Gregory as my attorney to file my bankruptcy, and so far he has been punctual and attentive to my needs. I just started with Greg, so I will let everyone know my out come in the end.

Benari & Nguyen, LLP
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 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 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!

911 Legal Document Solutions
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
HOWARD S.
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Welcome To 911 Legal Documents Solutions Serving Your Eviction Needs! Do You Have A Bad Tenant? Do You Have A Tenant That Has Stopped Paying You Rent? Has A Tenant Been A Nuisance? Then You Need 911 Legal Documents Solutions! They are more than Highly Qualified To Handle All Of Your Eviction Needs To Help Get Rid Of Problematic Tenants! I have personally used the Services of German for quite some time and with him You Can Not Go Wrong! German is their Eviction Service Representative who will Walk You Through The Whole Eviction Process and Guide You From Beginning To End. Besides Evictions, they also handle other topics which include: Divorce, Child, Parental rights, Conservatorship, Civil, Estate Planning & Wills, Notary & Taxes. I more than Highly Recommend German and 911 Legal Document Solutions to You and Your Family for all of Your Legal Needs mentioned above just like I had used them back in October of 2018. Sincerely yours, Howard Paul Shore Customer Executive, Volunteer Writer For Google And Tripadvisor Websites /HPS

  • 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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Venus V.
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Valerie helped me prepare family court paperwork that seemed confusing to do on my own. I met with an attorney but they were too expensive for what I needed. She prepared quality documents and forms for me and she finished quickly as promised. Valerie was very professional but easy to work with. I could tell she had experience and knew her stuff! The price was more affordable than I expected! I would definitely go back to her in the future if it was necessary and would highly recommend her. V.V.

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 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!

Gutteriez Law Office
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
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I was leaving the bar in Hermosa Beach and as soon as I pulled put the parking lot I was immediately pulled over and the police office claimed I was driving reackless and wanted me to come out of my vehicle. My cousin and I asked him how could I have been driving reckless if I just pulled out the parking lot. He didn't answer and just asked me to get out the car and take a sobriety test and the breathalyzer and was put in jail over night and my company car was impounded. Because my company car was impounded I lost my corporate job and I was charged with a dui. Literally a collateral damage began as I wasn't able to even keep my apartment in Redondo Beach so I lost everything. After losing everything I've worked so hard for I reached out to Nicole, the attorney at the Gutteriez Law Office in Torrance ca, and she was absolutely amazing. She wasn't just knowledgeable about the law, but was extremely empathetic towards NY entire situation. She maid me feel really comfortable about speaking about everything that transpired without feeling embarrassed or ashamed. Nicole was able to get me a miracle deal at the arraignment phase without having even received the discovery packet until that morning from the prosecution and got it reduced to exhibition of speed, probation, and a 12 hour class. No DUI on record, doesn't count as a prior no insurance hike, no jail, no thousands in fees, no four month AA class instead just three. Even the public defender was shocked by Nicole's outstanding performance at the arraignment. I just want anyone with any type of criminal issues to know that if you go through the Gutteriez Law office you have a worrier in the law that's on your side out of Nicole. Thanks to Nicole I've started to feel as if I'm starting to get my life back. Nicole is definitely an attorney that cares about the clients she represents.

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.

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.

  • 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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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.

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Keller Williams Realty is the #1 in the USA. How? By focusing on each client with passion and true dedication, my team includes a trusted real estate attorney and brokers with more than 25 years of experience and the KW family. If you are interested in selling, buying, or leasing, please call Sepideh Sehat.

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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.

  • 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!" Getting Reviews Such As: "Professional, knowledgeable and their no-nonsense approach are what makes them stand out positively from the rest. They receive the highest marks in our book." "Thanks to Mr. Paul Molinaro and his staff, I saved $170,000. Put your faith in them, they know what they are doing. Thank you Paul Molinaro for being so patient with my case." "Great people to work with. Honest, speedy, and dependable went exactly as planned/described. I would use their services again if needed." "They have assisted us with a number of things. They have helped us successfully file for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and have assisted us with a Short Sale, as well." "My husband and I highly recommend Fransen and Molinaro and their associates. They have helped us get through some of the most difficult times in our lives." "All of the associates have been extremely helpful and when necessary speak in "layman's" terms so that understanding complicated terminology is not as difficult and intimidating." "We have already referred a close friend to their firm and will continue to refer others in the future." " Fransen & Molinaro did my Chapter 13 bankruptcy . When I had no idea what to do, they helped me get through that time with dignity and hope for the future. I have recommended them to family and friends and will continue to do so." " Gregg Eichler was the third attorney that I met with. He looked me directly in the eye and told me that I was not my FICO score, that it was just a number. He assured me that he and his staff would help me through this process. They treated me with absolute dignity and respect, something that I didn't have for myself any longer. I could not have asked for a better team. I will highly recommend them to anyone that is in this same situation." "Having just completed a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy using Fransen & Molinaro , I give them a perfect 10. Everything happened exactly as they said it would. They communicated status changes/up-dates in a timely fashion." "I live in Northern Ca., and each time that I have needed Mr. Fransen he has been here." "Being in the service business myself I have found the firm to be upfront with me and do its best to manage my expectation even though in some cases I felt desperate to move quickly. The firm explained things to me in a way that helped me to relax and overcome my desperation and anxiety and I am glad because the outcome was as they explained and favorably."

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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.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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

Do I need a real estate lawyer?

Whether you need a real estate lawyer depends on what kind of legal assistance you need. In many states (such as Vermont and Maine), you are required to hire a real estate lawyer to handle the closing documents of a home sale. The lawyer may prepare the deed, examine the title, review purchase and sale paperwork, work directly with the lender, and more. In title states such as California and Nevada, you do not need a real estate lawyer to buy or sell a home. Typically sales are handled by escrow agents, title companies or lenders. However, you may opt to hire a real estate lawyer to handle closing — even if it’s not required — to ensure your interests are protected.

You may also need a real estate lawyer are when you are negotiating a large property purchase or development deal, or if you are declaring bankruptcy or have a property that’s going into foreclosure. If a property dispute has escalated beyond mediation, a real estate lawyer can advocate for your interests. If you prefer to remain (relatively) anonymous in property ownership, you may have a real estate lawyer represent you and negotiate deals for you. It can be a costly investment, with national average hourly rates ranging from $150 to $350 or more, but legal representation can offer peace of mind and protection of your financial interests.

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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