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  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Philip D.
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Tiffany has done a great job. She drove all the way to my house and went through all pages and told me what needed to be done. She filled out all for me .I am doing a small probate under $150,000 . She is even filing the papers for me so I dont have to drive the 70 miles and not know where to go when I get there . I am recommending her to all who want a job done right with a very sweet person.

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NHT Law Group, APLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 29 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.

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WE LEGAL A.P. C
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I spoke with several attorneys as well as viewing information online. I feel that I have made the right decision in choosing WE LEGAL A.P.C..

Benari & Nguyen, LLP
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 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!

Ilse V.
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Attorney Borthwick is an excellent attorney. Very knowledgeble. Makes his clients feel very comfortable through the entire process. Would definitely recommend.

Law Office of Jan A. Meyer
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Gregg M.
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This is my second time working with Jan Meyer for my estate planning needs. Jan is very knowledgable, professional and enjoyable to work with, but in addition to all these qualities she is honest and fair with her pricing. The other attorneys I contacted were more concerned about their outrageous fees. Jan really cares about her clients and wants to do a quality job. I trust Jan and highly recommend her services.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
AL J.
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My wife & I recently hired Attorney Kyle G. Walker to do our Living Trust, Pour Over Wills & Advance Healthcare Directives. He came to our home explained the legalities & processes in layman's terms & honored the Fee he quoted prior to our appointment. We met the following week with him to sign & have witnessed &notarized our signatures. He had placed all of our legal documents in a very nice notebook with divides for easy reference. Attorney Kyle G. Walker exemplifies Ethics beyond Reproach & we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you give him a call ...You'll be very glad you did !! Keep up the Great Work Kyle by helping folks AVOID PROBATE Court !

  • 4 years in business
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W Legal PC is committed to providing personalized and practical solutions to our clients legal needs.

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Effective representation of individuals and families is not simply a matter of responding to present needs and resolving disputes; it is also a matter of planning and making arrangements for the future. Estate planning allows people to provide direction regarding the management and transfer of their assets before and after death. In addition, good estate planning allows you to retain control over health care decisions, if you become incapacitated.

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Finlay Law Group, APC is home to a dedicated and skilled estate planning attorney in Orange County. Attorney Mary Finlay has extensive knowledge in this field of law, and she is committed to using her talents and skill to benefit her clients as they plan for the future. Mary is a compassionate and caring attorney who provides her clients with the individual time and attention that their case deserves. She can assist you in preparing a comprehensive estate plan that perfectly reflects your desires for the future. So, begin planning today and secure a brighter future for you and your loved ones. Her firm proudly serves clients throughout Riverside and Orange County, and she offers a free case evaluation to every potential client. If you are dealing with an estate planning or probate-related issue, an experienced attorney from the firm can assist. Contact an Orange County estate planning attorney from the law office today to discuss your situation.

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We are a family-owned and -operated firm, located in the same building for 15 years.We do the following services: * Estate Planning - Wills - Living Trusts - Irrevocable Trusts - Powers of Attorney - Advanced Health Care Directives - Medicaid Planning - Medical Planning - Veteran's Pension Benefit Planning * Probate and Trust Administration We are members of The California State Bar Trusts and Estates Section, Los Angeles County Bar Trusts and Estates Section; Wealth Counsel, and accredited by the Veteran's Administration. * Family Law - Divorce, both contested and uncontested - Child Custody - Child Support - Spousal Support - Qualified Domestic Relations Orders - Mediation Services We regularly serve on the mediation panel for the Los Angeles Superior Court, Central district. Consumer Bankruptcy: Chapter 7, Chapter 13

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Kimberly Lessing is an attorney dedicated to providing customized legal solutions to individuals, families, and businesses. Her practice areas include Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate, and Business Law. Ms. Lessing works with clients and their financial team to “plan, provide, and protect” their estates, businesses, and most importantly, the ones they love.

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We Legal, APC is an experienced law firm that assists in several areas of law serving the city of Riverside, CA. People and local businesses all over Southern California rely on attorney Emilia McAfee for tax counsel, bankruptcy representation and estate planning. Whether you have a legal concern or require counseling and assistance concerning tax, civil litigation, bankruptcy or estates, it is essential to seek advice from an attorney in Riverside who you can trust. Together with dedication to her clients, an extraordinary comprehension, expertise of the law and an aptitude to find innovative solutions, Mrs. McAfee has established a strong reputation and proven history of results. For a free consultation regarding your tax matter, bankruptcy issue or estate plan, contact our Riverside lawyer, Emilia McAfee.

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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.

  • 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!"

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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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I'm an Orange County attorney with 35 years of experience. I work in the area of DUI including DMV and court hearings for criminal defense, from arraignment to trial. The government will work their hardest to convict all defendants, and you need an attorney who knows how to protect your rights and defend you against government persecution. For writs of mandate for PC 290, please contact the office for questions regarding this limited writ. I also work on personal injury. From the moment you are injured, the insurance company initiates their campaign against you. Even your own insurance company becomes your enemy. The Adjuster's main job is to keep the injured party from contacting an attorney. The sooner you retain an attorney, the sooner your rights can be protected and enforced. I also offer estate planning. Protect your assets and avoid probate court.

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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.

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I am experienced attorney serving Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange counties. I handle bankruptcy, DUI, criminal, estate planning, personal injury, and civil cases.

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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 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 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 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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