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5. Dennison Law, P.A.
Great 4.8

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Great 4.8

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Estate Attorney

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Offers remote services
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Denver, CO
At the end of my options rope, I found Scott Dennison Law in the phone book and called as a last resort. Several other attorneys who had done work for me or were personally referred said my situation had no solution. Scott talked to me about the details of my problem and then explained a few details that might form the basis of a legal appeal. He was clear it was a long shot, working through judges to overturn decisions they had recently made, but said there was a legal argument. He was clear about the cost and unclear potential for a positive outcome. At the end of my rope, I decided to go ahead and to contract with Dennison Law, knowing the outcome couldn't be guaranteed and this was a firm plucked from a phone book. Let me say that every long-shot judge decision reversal happened! Everything I had hoped for that the other attorneys said was not possible resulted from Scott Dennison's legal work on my behalf. For my situation to resolve, certain documents had to be submitted on certain dates. All the dates were met. Scott had a strategy for writing the documents, which he explained. He attended the hearings that were required. He later explained his strategy for testifying at the hearings. He certainly had a strategy for his written and oral communications. I found the contract for services a little confusing, but since I wrote contracts for a living, Scott was even responsive to my editorial comments. He seemed quite patient but balanced in terms of not wasting time on the clock. Every situation is different and not all resolve perfectly, but my rating based on my situation and outcome would be A+. I would use Scott Dennison Law again without question. I cannot think of any way the services could have been better quality. I might add that I have worked with attorneys for forty years in my administrative work. A+ was my experience.See more

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At the end of my options rope, I found Scott Dennison Law in the phone book and called as a last resort. Several other attorneys who had done work for me or were personally referred said my situation had no solution. Scott talked to me about the details of my problem and then explained a few details that might form the basis of a legal appeal. He was clear it was a long shot, working through judges to overturn decisions they had recently made, but said there was a legal argument. He was clear about the cost and unclear potential for a positive outcome. At the end of my rope, I decided to go ahead and to contract with Dennison Law, knowing the outcome couldn't be guaranteed and this was a firm plucked from a phone book. Let me say that every long-shot judge decision reversal happened! Everything I had hoped for that the other attorneys said was not possible resulted from Scott Dennison's legal work on my behalf. For my situation to resolve, certain documents had to be submitted on certain dates. All the dates were met. Scott had a strategy for writing the documents, which he explained. He attended the hearings that were required. He later explained his strategy for testifying at the hearings. He certainly had a strategy for his written and oral communications. I found the contract for services a little confusing, but since I wrote contracts for a living, Scott was even responsive to my editorial comments. He seemed quite patient but balanced in terms of not wasting time on the clock. Every situation is different and not all resolve perfectly, but my rating based on my situation and outcome would be A+. I would use Scott Dennison Law again without question. I cannot think of any way the services could have been better quality. I might add that I have worked with attorneys for forty years in my administrative work. A+ was my experience.
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Wills and Estate Planning

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Denver, CO
I am a Colorado native. I obtained my associate paralegal degree in 2002. I have worked for Grace Belches and Associates LLC then I became a housewife. I transitioned back into performing paralegal services and formed Legal Lady in 2014. I am a detailed and thorough paralegal and litigation support professional I have 10 years of experience in legal, administration, and customer service.I am highly proficient with e-filing software and services, records and information management, and regulatory compliance. I possess a driven work ethic and I am passionate about providing professional, premium, quality paralegal services always keeping my services reasonably priced. I always take time and effort to make sure each and every client is pleased with my services. I enjoy helping people and working with people. In my spare time I enjoy volunteering with non profit legal aid services.See more
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I am a Colorado native. I obtained my associate paralegal degree in 2002. I have worked for Grace Belches and Associates LLC then I became a housewife. I transitioned back into performing paralegal services and formed Legal Lady in 2014. I am a detailed and thorough paralegal and litigation support professional I have 10 years of experience in legal, administration, and customer service.I am highly proficient with e-filing software and services, records and information management, and regulatory compliance. I possess a driven work ethic and I am passionate about providing professional, premium, quality paralegal services always keeping my services reasonably priced. I always take time and effort to make sure each and every client is pleased with my services. I enjoy helping people and working with people. In my spare time I enjoy volunteering with non profit legal aid services.

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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 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.

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.

Reviews for Denver estate planners
Marcia W.
Will and Estate Planning. We had our first meeting yesterday. I feel he will help us complete this quickly.
The O'Connell Law Firm, P.C.The O'Connell Law Firm, P.C.
Thumbtack Customer
Estate planning services provided with exceptional attention to detail, flexibility to our schedule and needs, in a friendly yet professional manner. Would 100% recommend.
Brian Luther, Esq. Attorney-at-LawBrian Luther, Esq. Attorney-at-Law
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