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West Haven Wills Attorneys

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  • 15 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Trudy H.
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Timothy Lodge attorney at law was very helpful to me to explain everything so that I understood it he goes above and beyond to help you

Cartier & Bower, LLC
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sally Stafford Esborn
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Thank goodness for Attorneys Bower and Cartier, they helped us in all areas of my in laws estate. From start to finish they were by our side and made the process easier.

  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Maggi S.
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Attorney Mongillo was very helpful during my divorce. She is extremely knowledgeable and very understanding. She worked with me through the entire process. Made a very difficult situation, much less stressful. I would recommend her highly.

  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jason F.
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Long Island Paralegal Services is a courteous and professional service that helped me save a ton of money from hiring an attorney. I never thought that it would have been this easy. Definitely talk with them before reaching out to an attorney. You'll be surprised how much you can accomplish with the proper paperwork.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
TIM E.
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I was going through a rough financial time in my life. Attorney Cook made me feel at ease with the bankruptcy process. He was always available for my questions and he knew all the answers. THANK YOU!

Bakes Law, LLC
4.8
from 5 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!

Law Office of Elisa Treglia
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila B.
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Ms. Treglia is an attorney with heart....she puts all she has into your case. She recently completed my sister's divorce and is working with me on Town violation matters. She is an excellent choice!!

  • 29 years in business
Marilyn A.
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Remarkable. Attorney Thornberry was truly remarkable. He knew my file inside and out. Whenever I called him, no matter where he was he knew what was going on. Actually I rarely had to call him because he regularly kept me updated. My case was a personal injury claim based on a terrible car accident I was involved in. Attorney Thornberry was extremely aggressive. Twice he advised me not to accept offers that the insurance company made even though I thought they were reasonable offers. A month later we settled for substantially more money. He is an all round nice guy who has become a true friend. I am grateful to have retained him

  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Salvatore R.
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Attorney Rendina helped me through painful back surgery I suffered from a motor vehicle accident when I was struck from behind. He worked with me through the whole process and was able to obtain an excellent settlement for my injury. Att. Rendina is a pure professional down to earth gentleman. Thank you again. SMR

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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Kirsten E Bennett is competent, responsible, hard working and above all caring. You will be in great hands with her as your lawyer. She really goes above and beyond to help whatever situation you need her for.

  • 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.

Law Office of Lisa Deldin
4.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

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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I am a general practice attorney in Connecticut, with focus on family law, divorce law, wills and trusts, contracts and several other areas.

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We do expert handling of all personal injury, car accident, construction accident, slip and fall, wrongful death, assault, premises liability, dog attacks, product liability, and general liability or injury claims. In addition, we prepare wills, trusts, special needs trusts, Medicare and Medicaid trusts, and other estate documents. We also represent both purchasers and sellers in real estate transactions and disputes. We have been in business for over 40 years, and we will provide references from our many satisfied clients upon your request.

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We provide varied services, including criminal, divorces, estate, wills and trusts, family law, corporations, civil litigation, and commercial litigation. We offer reasonable and competitive rates.

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Moira S. Laidlaw's practice focuses on strategic counsel and advocacy in the areas of estate planning, elder law, Medicaid planning and estate and trust administration. She advises in all aspects of this specialty including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies, living wills, promissory notes and Assisting with Medicaid applications. Ms. Laidlaw has substantial knowledge about how gifting strategies can be used to qualify for Medicaid, protect assets and minimize estate taxation. She focuses on helping clients address their unique needs and goals at various stages of life.

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Kitson and Schuyler LLP is a full-service law firm located in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, in the heart of the lower Hudson Valley. We offer clients a professional and cost-efficient representation and personal attention to all aspects of the legal matters we handle. Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in courts from New York City to Dutchess County, as well as in mediation and arbitration of both commercial and individual claims. We have assisted clients in obtaining favorable family law outcomes, and we have successfully and efficiently probated estates. We have guided clients through a variety of wills or advance planning, business and real estate transactions, establishing a reputation as effective advocates for our clients regardless of the nature of the issues presented. Call today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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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. Helping people with sometimes difficult personal and relationship issues.

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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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Our specialties include: * Family Court and Divorce Attorneys * Criminal Law * Landlord-Tenant Law * Real Estate * Wills and Estates * Bankruptcy * Personal Injury Lawsuits

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I'm a real estate attorney who handles commercial and residential transactions, financing, disposition, leasing, wills, trusts and estates.

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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