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Lakeland Wills Attorneys

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  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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John S.
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When I was looking for a new family law attorney, I checked out all the websites. I checked out a few of the top rated lawyers that was listed on www.avvo.com. I called them and honestly, I wasn't impressed. I called James and presented my issues to him and he mentioned things that the other lawyers that were supposedly top rated didn't even suggest. When you're spending money, you want someone for you verses being another number. James works with you and for you. He wants to please you. He knows his stuff. He knows family law. My first attorney in my divorce was not as proficient as James is. I wish I had James the first time so I wouldn't have to go through this again. Divorce, time sharing and child support are very stressful. James clearly knows the law and especially will make you happy with the decisions that you make. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

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Magill Law Offices
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom M.
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Friendly in home service. Knowledgeable and efficient. Definitely a good attorney to complete your estate planning needs.

Lawyers Today
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
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After using another lawyer for months and getting no where, we tried lawyers today, thankfully we were able to get the result we wanted. We have now decided that we are going to use lawyers today as our business attorney

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Keith F.
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I was representing a client in an extremely complex marriage dispute, where the personalities of the parties did not make settlement any easier, let alone having their physical presence in the same room together. Mr. Hickman did a marvelous job handling this dispute and was successful in getting both sides to compromise even where there was no daylight to do so before. His approach, negotiating skills, brutal honesty, his patience, and his ability to make the parties feel empowered, were not only impressive but tactfully employed at the right times. As an attorney, I was happy to see my client have a say in the outcome of their divorce. As for my client... ... ... well, their just happy it's over! Thanks, Dwayne.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal P.
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Mr. Athey handled my divorce. He explained everything and I was able to speak to him directly everytime, never a para legal. I would use him again and recommend him for sure.

Jacobs Law Firm
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from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia B.
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Mr Jacobs was very empathetic and understanding of my situation. He gave me the best advice I could get to ensure I don't make any wrong decisions and even under our time limit he remained very attentive and informative. Mr Jacobs seems to be very passionate about his work and that is the type of person the people need as an attorney.

D.J. Buchholz, P.A.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Emily R.
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I had legal issues and Ms. Buchholz was able to handle them quickly, efficiently, and discreetly. I was apprehensive initially by starting this process through the internet, but after speaking with her, I felt comfortable with her and her approach. I was a person to her, not just a paycheck, as is common with so many attorneys. I highly recommend her.

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole B.
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I have never met a more compassionate and caring attorney! He makes sure he understands your concerns and pays attention to details. I highly recommend Mr. Farmer for your legal needs.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John C.
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Very knowledgeable and professional attorney. Did a great job handling my real estate issue.

Russell G. Marlowe, PA
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Karen P.
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Great and thoughtful attorney. He made sure to make my experience as painless as possible. His paralegal, Jennifer, was outstanding. They are both very organized and will make sure to explain the process and options.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nacole B.
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Morten is by far the best attorney I have had the pleasure of meeting and hiring. Not only is he professional, but will bend over backwards to get his clients results! There were many times I contacted him early morning and late nights to discuss my situation, and he always listened, extremely compassionate, and gave advice to protect me and my future. Looking back, I would not have made it without him. Worth ever dollar!

Lee Law Group
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Austin C.
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Joe and Steve at Lee Law Group are one of the few lawyers out there that will tell you things as they are and be entirely transparent about their costs and will always give advice that makes most financial sense for you and not them!

Acevedo Law Firm
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony B.
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Milton Acevedo and his associate attorney Felicia are both down to earth and eager to get results. They made me feel very comfortable. I was charged a retainer fee for 3 felony charges and 2 charges were not filed so Milton reduced my retainer fee by 50%. If you want real people to be your professional representation hire Acevedo Law Firm

Krus Law
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeanette O.
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He is a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney in whom I would trust to provide me with excellent representation.

Oscar H.
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Mollie is a phenomenal attorney, and an even nicer person.

  • 3 years in business
John M.
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About

I prepare wills, powers of attorney, trusts, and living wills. I do estate planning as well. I handle real estate matters such as: • Deeds • Contracts • Leases • Evictions • Sales I also do probate and guardianship.

  • 23 years in business
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Beverly Thomson Shaw, P.A. handles probate law, special needs trusts, estate planning, powers of attorney, and more for the St. Petersburg, FL area. Home, hospital, and nursing home appointments are available.

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We offer affordable and professional consultations and representations in Immigration Services. I immigrated to the United States as a child, and I enjoy working with immigrants and helping them find a way to stay permanently.

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My services include: * Business Legal Counsel - Contract Negotiation, Creation, or Review - HR Legal Advice - HR Paperwork Review - Business Formation * Estate Planning - Living Trusts - Wills - Living Wills - Powers of Attorney - Healthcare Surrogacy Designation - Probate Administration - Guardianship Actions I will not sell you anything that you don't need, and I am thorough in my work.

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We are a Brandon, Florida law firm whose areas of practice include wills, trusts, probate, estate planning, family law, employment law, and general civil litigation. Bradford & Bradford, P.A. began with a desire to provide the highest quality legal services with a hometown touch. Today, we remain committed to that vision, providing expert legal services to Brandon and its surrounding communities.

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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