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Barron Law Corporation
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Mirwais W.
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So far this is the best attorney I have worked with.

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Erik M.
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I came to Amanda in an emergency situation. I was being falsely accused again by my ex. I needed an attorney who could get up to speed on my situation fast. I've had other Attorneys who have been what I call jaded by family court and full of themselves who seemed to care more about them making money than on my case. I was so impressed how quick Amanda got my situation. Amanda asked me quality questions during our initial consultation. This kept our conversations to what was important to my case. I was very disheartened by the family court system in the past with other attorneys and the outcome of some of my previous cases. Amanda reassured me that I was a great father and that the court would see that when presented with the facts. Amanda maintained a very confident and positive attitude which in turn made me feel much better about my horrific situation. Amanda compiled a winning strategy. Amanda presented my case to the court just as she had discussed. In my opinion The end result of my situation or case was that the court saw thru my ex. I Kept positive and focused on Amanda's advice. I got my kids back. My kids and I can do all the things together again that we enjoy, roller skating, geo cacheing, camping, reading, swimming etc etc etc. I owe it all to Amanda. Because of Amanda I now have faith in our Family Court system. If looking for a Lawyer you will want Amanda in your corner. I highly highly recommend Amanda and will use her help again if needed.

CInder Law
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Pat N.
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Cynthia gives an entire new meaning to "attorney". My experience with her service was so extremely above what I was expecting or could have even wished for. If you have found Cynthia as your attorney or friend, then you truly have crossed paths with an angel.

Barrell & Janke Law LLP
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Roger S.
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I have had an ongoing child custody battle for the past 6 years. I was in Pro Per, which was getting me no where. My ex and I could not bear to look at each other, let alone try to talk about any arrangements for our 2 kids. I was literally at the end of my rope when I was referred to Tyler Janke. What a breath of fresh air! In just one court hearing, he was able to turn the situation around. Now my ex and I have a mutual agreement in place. Mr. Janke is a very likeable attorney, relates well with his clients, always professional and will keep you up to date about your case. I would recommend him to anyone that has the unpleasant misfortune of having to go to court. He is a lifesaver!! Thank you Mr. Janke!

Don G.
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My wife and I have been putting our estate planning off for years. We finally made an appointment with Mr. Burk and accomplished the chore in no time. Mr. Burk explained everything to us so we were very happy with everything. Very pleasant man and his office staff was great also.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
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Amanda Hall listened and understood what I was saying. She also understood what I wanted from her legal counsel. She obtained my immediate goals after a long, exhausting and stressful prior legal battle ended. I recommend Ms. Hall as an exemplary attorney. Elizabeth Calef


The Bedell Law Office provides effective and personal service to help with your legal needs in the areas of estate planning, probate, and financial planning. Jeffrey Bedell can help you overcome the difficulties of planning for the future.


We handle all aspects of estate planning including wills and trusts, trust administration, trust litigation and Medi-Cal planning. We are experienced in real estate law and provide legal advice about short sales and foreclosures.


Hill Law Offices, PC, offers fully personalized estate planning, and strives to meet each clients individual needs.


  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Jeffrey E. Prag, Attorney at Law offers legal services including: *tax litigation and advice *estate planning *estate and trust administration *and business formation, transactions and advice He has been licensed to practice law in California since 1974 and has been a solo practitioner since 1993. He has been certified as a specialist in taxation law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 1995. He has held an av rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 2000. He was selected for inclusion in the 2011 and 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers' list.


We are a Sacramento based law firm serving all of California from the state capitol. Our practice is focused in the areas of probate, estate planning and business law. Our firm is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell which is the highest they offer.


Jackie Marie Howard's estate law firm is located in Roseville, California. Her legal firm focuses on trusts, wills, advance healthcare directives, durable powers of attorney, probate administration, conservatorships, trust reviews, administration and trust amendments. Work directly with this attorney to meet your estate needs. A confidential, complimentary consultation is available. Contact Jackie Marie Howard, Attorney At Law, today to discuss your estate.


My staff and I strive to provide a comfortable and relaxed environment for our clients, while still satisfying the need for prompt and efficient services.


I am an attorney, with more than 30 years of experience in real estate and 13 years in handling legal business and estate planning, including trusts and probates. See my website for more details.


I represent clients in matters involving agriculture and water, business law, tax, and estate planing and probate. My client list includes individuals, farmers, business owners and small and medium-sized companies. Based on my extensive business background and legal experience, I can advise a client on personal estate planning and tax matters, as well as business matters such as entity formation issues, transactional matters and wealth transfer planning.


Our Sacramento attorneys have successfully represented the following services: * investors against fraudulent stockbrokers and negligent brokerage firms * homeowners facing serious construction defects * small business owners with a variety of business disputes and collections issues * individuals in estate planning, writing wills, and creating trusts * those who have suffered a personal injury from an accident


The Law Offices of Jack S. Johal specializes in all areas of estate planning, probate administration, wealth transfer planning, asset protection, business and commercial law, tax law, real estate and contracts.

  • 39 years in business

Efficient, knowledgeable and affordable!


I am an experienced advocate and counselor for family concerns regarding planning for elders' incapacity, quality of care, long-term care options, financial elder abuse, rights of those residing in assisted-living and skilled nursing facilities, durable powers of attorney, wills and trusts.


When I work with you as your attorney, you can expect someone who is well-versed in the relevant area of law and has a sincere interest in helping you achieve your personal and business goals. My practice is centered on just these areas of law: dental law, estate planning, business law, and real estate transactions. Whether my client is an individual who has interest in a living trust or a small business that is in need of special skills and knowledge in commercial lease negotiations, I believe it is necessary to begin the relationship with a free initial consultation, which should be designed to allow my client to ask questions and find out if I am the perfect fit for their needs.

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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