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Hartford Probate Attorneys

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  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
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For me like most, making the decision to file bankruptcy is not an easy one. obviously not wanting to ask friends for a reference I relied on a basic google search. I found someone close and his website looked good. I made an appointment, yet something didn't sit right. I decided to search further and found him close to the bottom of this site. Lucky break for me. So I looked on here and found Max. My initial thought was, if half these reviews are only half true I will be ok. I called right away and was able to speak with Max. He said all I needed to hear and made time for me that day. I drove straight to his office. Max speaks with confidence and conviction, he is warm and compassionate, sympathetic, non judgemental and understanding. These are the qualities I wanted in someone who will be digging deep into my life. He made it very comfortable to speak with. I signed my agreement and left for home. It only took a few minutes to realize I felt relaxed, the weight of the world lifted from my shoulders. I knew at this moment I made the right decision and regardless of the outcome no one would work harder for me. Time past, court is over and Ive successfully completed with my fresh start. Max made it so smooth, efficient and easy. Honestly there's not enough good I can say about him. Knowing he covers other areas of law as well, I've not only kept his card, but gave one to each of my children. Make the phone call and see for yourself.

Bakes Law, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tim M.
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Attorney Katherine Bakes is a great attorney. She is very kind and treats you like a friend and not just another client. She is also very knowledgeable and thorough and makes sure that your case is handled properly. She always responded to any questions I had very quickly and would go the extra mile to reassure any concerns I had. I was very happy with how my case turned out. I can’t say enough about how pleased I am to have chosen Katherine as my attorney - I highly recommend her!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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The law should be accessible to everyone. I have over 14 years of experience in general legal practice, including civil/family, criminal, juvenile, administrative, real estate, and probate. Every client gets my personal cellphone number.

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Blair B.
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Very helpful and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend as he assisted in every step of the process.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hallie K.
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It ended up that my issue was past the statute of limitations. Ms. Akoury stayed on the phone with me and gave me excellent advice. She was patient, she answered all my questions and I will be using her in the future. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney.

Law Office of Lisa Deldin
4.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My specialties include: * Real Estate Closing (Buy or Sale) * Refinances (1st and 2nd mortgages) * Wills * Estate Planning * Power of Attorney * Contracts * Criminal Defense I am licensed in both CT and NY.

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We are "effective, efficient, and economical". We help individuals and families in the areas of estate planning and probate administration. We have decades of experience and a creative mindset combined to provide clients with peace of mind and protection for themselves and their loved ones. We are experienced with complex arrangements and special needs. Mention this listing when you make your first appointment, and save $100.00 off on an individual or family estate plan.

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Don't go broke in a nursing home! We are estate planning attorneys who are serving all of Connecticut. We can help you save your hard-earned assets from the costs of a nursing home. Call today for a no-fee consultation, or visit our website for a free 5-step estate planning guide. Scheibeler & Herzog is the best elder law and elder care attorney who's based in Connecticut. Contact our elder care lawyers, and get peace of mind for you and your loved ones. S & H firm is located in Danielson, and it delivers accurate and timely legal solutions. Our lawyers are committed to make you feel secure and informed every step of the way. S & H provides legal services to individuals and families in Connecticut. Our legal services focus on VA benefits, Social Security, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, Medicare, etc.

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Personal attention. When you call, you talk to me. If I am in the office, I pick up the phone and you speak to me, not an assistant, not a paralegal.

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I have been practicing real estate law for over 20 years. I specialize in assisting first time home buyers, investors and working with distressed properties

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We provide services to individuals, families, and small businesses for estate planning, elder law matters, and settlement of estates. Additionally, we provide closing services for the sale and purchases of real estate, and mortgage refinancing service.

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Attorney Timothy Pletter of Ambrogio, Pletter and Associates, LLC represents consumer and business debtors in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcies. Tim has protected thousands of clients from their creditors and has stopped creditor harrassment, lawsuits, and foreclosures.

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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