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La Canada Flintridge Estate Planners

Browse these estate planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in La Canada Flintridge.

  • 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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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 18 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 26 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

  • 39 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew M.
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Barbara prepared all of the legal documents that were needed for our family estate planning and even went to the extent of attending the funeral of our loved one. In addition to that, Barbara spent the time to explain everything to all of us and took care of issuing out all the payments for bills and handling the unwanted pesky people just looking for something. Most of all, Barbara provided all of us with peace of mind and treated each of us with kindness and respect. We are still in contact with Barbara and ask her questions from time to time that may arise or she will just send us an email to check in with us and see how we have been holding up since the loss of our loved one. Barbara geniunely cares about the people she is working with and provides a quality of service that is just unbeatable! We highly recommend her!

  • 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!

Khristine Paustell
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chloe S.
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I met with Khristine for Financial Services about a year ago. She was very caring, and made sure that I get a good return on my money. She made sure it is the right plan that I need and reviewed them with me. She even answered my phone calls when I am confused or unsure of something. Thank you for helping me and my family and I definitely recommend her for your financial services needs.

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.

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

    Kim C.
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    A good lawyer to have in your corner I would highly recommend Douglas Schreiber. I have worked with him continuously over the last year and have found him to be responsive and knowledgeable. He takes the time necessary to discuss and make sure that we understand what the various options and strategies are and the pros and cons of each. He is always looking out for our best interests.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    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

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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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    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. Crafting customized estate plans to fulfill the clients' needs and wishes.

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    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 paralegal and I are both Christians with many years of experience in Family Law and the related cases that sometimes arise within the case, due to the complexity of issues in family law......all that is important to you is on the line....what is more important to you than your home, your family, your children, your career, your money??? We are mature adults who understand the importance of these things. I was the first administrator/director of the LA County Bar Domestic Violence Project in the LA Superior Court. I was able to work with law enforcement, including speaking at a few of the roll calls, and other events. I trained attorneys and law students in dealing with clients in the traumas involved in the family break up. I enjoy seeing a person...man or woman, who comes in feeling defeated and lost...having the potential of losing all that is important to the client. What is more important to you than your family...your children,,,your home...your finances..? Grow and get through this trauma, and adjust to the changes that are inevitable in this situation...as Christians,, we do not discourage attempts to reconcile, or work things out, so long as the relationship is not dangerous to the parties or children. Then seeing them moving on, getting on with their lives, and hopefully remaining close in relationship so the children can feel comfortable expressing love for both parents.. I am divorced from a very nice man with whom I went to law school. We are good friends, and it is my hope that we can get the hostility out of our clients, so the children can be free of guilt for loving both of them. I grew up in a family in which that worked...as did it with my first husband, who with his wife is a dear friend. What is more important than our homes and families and spiritual values? I pray that my clients and their spouses can bless their children and others with their friendship that caused them to get married in the first place...assuming that violence, or mistreatment is not involved.

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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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    If it has to do with money, we do it! We can do taxes, financial statements, financial planning, estate planning and business valuations.

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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.

    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.

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    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.

    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 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 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 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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