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La Mesa Estate Planners

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  • 3 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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Everything went as planned. I would highly recommend using his service!

Clavel Law, APLC
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Francesca T.
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Robert made Estate Planning simple and easy. He cared and listened to our concerns and questions. We were more than pleased with his professionalism and thoroughness. I would recommend Clavel Law to all my colleagues, friends, and family!

Spaulding Legal, APC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Joe C.
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I can't thank Shawn and Spaulding Legal enough. His advice and council was extremely helpful and has helped me make sure my family is taken care of. He is a lawyer I can trust. When is the last time you could honestly tell someone that. Well it is the facts with Shawn and Spaulding legal. If you have tax issues or need help with your estate planning then Spaulding Law is the law office for you! Thanks Shaun

Men's Legal Center
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie D.
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Divorce is very scary for anyone, and I knew I needed representation in court. I found the right attorney at the Men's Legal Center after a friend recommended their services. They understood and worked with me, even though my cases was started before I hired them. Although I am a women they took care of me and my family’s needs by helping us resolve a divorce. Men’s Legal Center was fair and reasonably and I would recommend them to anyone!

Gutierrez & Associates
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
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I have referred multiple clients to Janet and she has helped them save their homes from foreclosure. I would recommend her to anyone who is in trouble with a mortgage or needs help to get out of a difficult financial situation.

Ryan-Cruz Law, APC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Matthew P.
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I am at a point in my life where I decided it was (past) time to be responsible and get an estate plan in place. I called around a bit and talked to a few options. Ruth immediately seemed different just by the fact that she LISTENED to my needs and concerns. She answered all my questions, suggested good options and ideas and really helped me craft a solution that was personalized for me. It was a great experience!

CARE Law Group PC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brian R.
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I would recommend Mr. Geraci to anyone who needs help with their estate planning and values professionals worthy of their full faith and Trust. He's handled several matters for my family over time, and it's been a pleasure doing business with him.

Estate Planning Attorney
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dennis R.
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Quick call back and I made plans to use her service.

Gil Sery
5.0
from 1 review
    John P.
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    Responded in minutes after receiving email to confirm appointment, where others I have used check email less often and it is hours before I know if they are available. Clarified what I needed, was on time, completed signing quickly, and interacted well with my client on travel plans to London, even pulled up photos for them.

    Taibi & Associates
    1.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    We provide personalized service in almost every area of law. We offer a free consultation. There is little or no money down to start most bankruptcy cases or personal injury cases. All expenses are advanced until you receive the money. We are serving all of Southern California for over 20 years, with offices in San Diego and Orange counties.

    About

    I usually charge a flat fee for trusts, wills and all other estate planning documents. A standard trust and will is $600. I am a passionate estate planning attorney, who has firsthand experience as to the importance of a trust and will. My main focus has been helping people find a proactive solutions to their situations. As your attorney, my goal is to create the best protection and safety net for your family and assets that a legal document can provide. Additionally, I can provide support through legal review of documents, provide tax resolution and create contracts for those in need. I am a solo practitioner, so my clients deal directly with me. I provide my clients with my cellphone number, so that they are able to contact me at anytime. I do not wait until normal business hours to return my clients' messages or answer the phone. If I am able, I answer the phone or call them back as soon as I am able. There are times when I will not be able to return a call immediately, but I will call back as soon as possible. I have worked at a firm where my paralegal was the only one who talked to the client. I thought that the clients deserved better service and decided that I would not let that happen in my own practice. I believe my strengths are my ability to explain complicated issues in everyday language, my flexibility, the fact that I am personable, my willingness compassion, my family, and my balanced approach to life.

    About

    We offer services in the following areas: * estate planning * wills and trusts * real estate transactions and litigation * dispute resolutions * corporate formation * contract and lease reviews and drafting * trade secret enforcement * trademark registration Call us for a free consultation.

    About

    Our firm is specialized to provide you time-tested wealth preservation strategies. Our process is designed to make it easy for you. In working with us, you will feel comfortable and secure knowing that your family treasure is insulated from elements that destroy your hard-earned effort. We will arm you with every tool necessary to secure your family's future for many generations. When you have a well-coordinated estate transfer strategy in place, you will make sure that your estate passes to whom you want, when you want, and is implemented in the way you've wanted. You can rest assured that your family won't have to suffer the costly matter and the public process of probate. The government won't be able to get what you've spent a lifetime establishing. But you must be aware of the many alternatives that exist in estate planning, and you must select your attorney wisely. This is why Legacy, APC offers this wealth of free seminars and free information. Take a look at our estate planning articles, and if you're in the vicinity, join us at an estate planning seminar. We want you to feel assured about the decisions you make; allow us to be your guide on the road toward preserving your family's future.

    About

    We are a full-service estate planning law office. Arthur brown has practiced law since 1986 and is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law since 1993. Our focus is flexible family trusts to assist clients of all ages prepare for the future. The estate plans we prepare for our clients are drafted to our clients' needs. We assist trustees with the trust administration as well as with executors in probate matters. Mr. Brown is certified to help veterans qualify for the VA benefit -- "aid and attendance benefit." We also assist seniors to qualify for Medi-Cal. We are here to help our clients and their families.

    • 18 years in business
    About

    We are an Estate Planning firm in San Diego offering Asset Protection planning, Business planning, Tax Planning, and Wealth Strategies planning. We help families plan their estate and protect their assets during transitions, messes, and complex tax situations. We are your trusted estate planning law firm in the Greater San Diego area.

    About

    We provide quality legal services at affordable prices. Our comprehensive estate plans are provided for flat fee and never at an expensive hourly rate. Your estate plan is fully customized to meet your needs. Plus, we travel to you. Meet your attorney in person at your home or at our offices. It's your choice. We will never charge you for travel. We know you want to trust the lawyer you work with, so we strive to make you comfortable in your decision. Testimonial: "I highly recommend Ben Weston if you want the least amount of stress with whatever your attorney needs are."

    About

    Duisters & Parvizi is a specialty firm focusing on the areas of estate planning and trust administration. We are devoted to providing our clients with comprehensive and tailored legal services in a cost-effective manner. Our firm can help you plan for your family's future and protect your assets, keeping in mind your personal circumstances and goals. It is never too early or late to draft a will or trust. At Duisters & Parvizi, we can advise you and protect your assets every step of the way.

    About

    We are a financial advisory firm not employed by any financial institution or product manufacturer or distributor. We provide objective, independent assessment and planning and implementation of financial, tax, and estate planning needs. We also provide private fiduciary services, unlike any other financial advisor.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Business and Corporate, Employment, Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions, Litigation, Nonprofits and Trusts and Estates

    About

    ATS, a financial services firm, specializes in planning of multi-generational estates. We have a dedicated team of financial professionals who proudly stand by our hallmarks of knowledge, integrity and service in our mission to exceed your highest expectations. ATS is committed to helping people learn about advanced strategies and implement these strategies in to most effectively manage as well as pass on their wealth. We are committed to education, and we offer a wide range of seminars, workshops and presentations; one of which is "The Seven Biggest Mistakes Trustees Often Make", our signature workshop.

    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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