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Petaluma Estate Planners

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from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie H.
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Andrew at LDA4You helped me incorporate my business. He was very helpful and able to answer my questions about the process. I have already referred his sservices to others and plan on following up with my own Will and Trust soon.

Integrate Legacy Law
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
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
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I used Thumbtack to find an attorney to explore a complex real estate issue involving condominium law, fire and building codes and a soft story retrofit program and was refered to Jamin Horn. He responded quickly to my initial request. We have had a series of very comprehensive telephone conversations about my current legal situation. He seems very knowledgable about the many different aspects of my particular situation and has provided very clear, directed opinions and advice regarding my next steps. I found Jamin to very professional and considerate, asking appropriate and probing questions. He feels like my advocate, very willing to explore available legal options. I would absolutely choose Jamin to represent me when I need to continue my legal journey. Thanks, Jamin!

Edward Joy, Attorney at Law
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karene A.
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I approached Edward needing estate planning advice, and he provided me with comprehensive assistance, even with my limited budget. He is knowledgeable and thoughtful and provided a personal approach tailored to my specific needs. I highly recommend him.

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!

Law Office of Sara Dorosti
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elliot K.
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My wife and I worked with Sara on our estate planning. Throughout the experience, Sara was exquisitely professional and thorough. She helped us understand the legal and financial implications of our decisions in plain English, making the complex ordeal easy and approachable. I would highly recommend Sara's services to anyone seeking trustworthy guidance.


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.


I am a business, real estate and trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience. I handle both simple and complex legal matters with timely and practical advice and effective action. Your time and money are valuable. —I don't waste either. I am a Stanford undergraduate and a Boalt Hall law graduate.


We specialize in providing legal services in real estate, including: * buying * selling * leasing * neighbor disputes * contractor disputes * failure to disclose issues * easements * mortgages * lending laws


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.


Let your problem be our solution. Our services include the following: * Estate Planning We have experience handling many estate planning matters, including: - Wills and trusts. We can assist you with all the essential documents for handing your wealth. - Probate law and litigation. We represent executors and beneficiaries for all types of issues -- basic will disputes, probate issues, creditor disputes, general tax and accounting issues, and breach of fiduciary duty. - Power of attorney. We can assist you select an agent to represent you with regard to financial matters in case you become incapable to deal with these matters on your own. * Bankruptcy There are many different causes of bankruptcy, from an unexpected lost job or reduced income to sudden medical bills. The most crucial thing is to get the assistance you need, such as: - Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This is the more common bankruptcy option, assisting you get rid of unsecured debt and get a fresh start. - Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This is an alternative for clients whose property is very valuable to qualify for Chapter 13. - Chapter 13 bankruptcy. This is another bankruptcy alternative for clients who want to keep their houses or who are above the maximum income limit. - Chapter 7. We can likewise assist with cramming down auto loans and lien stripping, where appropriate. - Foreclosure defense. We can assist you prevent your house from being foreclosed by your creditors. - Wage garnishments/creditor harassment. We can assist you stop harassment from creditors - General litigation matters coming up during bankruptcy. We can also assist with other issues that occur during the course of bankruptcy, like divorce.


Planning for your loved ones’ future doesn’t have to be stressful. At Sargent Law Offices, our Alameda County estate planning attorney is committed to providing trustworthy service. It is our goal to help you understand your options when faced with decisions about your future. Our team is experienced with creating and over-seeing wills, trusts, guardianship, and amending documents, as well as administering a loved one’s estate and handling advanced healthcare directives. If you need legal assistance, our attorney can work with you to help you plan your future. If you are in Alameda County and want to learn more about how we can help you, call today for a free consultation.


We offer the following services: * Business Formation * Contracts * Buy and Sell * Buyout Agreements * Asset and Purchase Agreements, etc. * Estate Planning -wills and trusts, etc. * Trust Administration I do offer flat fee services in setting up companies and living trusts.


The Law Offices of Daniel Leahy provides personalized services for all of your estate planning, business law and family law needs. My clients are individuals, couples, and professionals who want to protect their families, their businesses, and their beneficiaries. I treat all of my clients with courtesy and integrity and strive to provide realistic advice that achieves results. Please feel free to contact me with your questions or concerns; your information is always kept confidential, and I encourage you to feel as comfortable as possible with your legal matter.

  • 7 years in business


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.


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.


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


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.

  • 17 years in business

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


I offer: probate, simplified (non-probate) transfers, estate and trust planning, post-mortem estate and trust administration, and representing trustees and beneficiaries. I also cover powers of attorney, advance health care directives, real property, and all other wealth-transfer matters.

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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