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  • 6 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
Malikia B.
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Well, when I first talked to Justin, I felt there was no hope for me and my daughter. My custody case has been a nightmare. He stepped in, talked me down and made me feel like we still have a chance to get justice. He has been generous with his time, given sound advice, asked me my thoughts and allowed me a voice in my case. He truly makes me feel that he's an advocate for my family. His preparation this far has exceeded my expectations and I feel that he's giving it his best shot. His prices are very reasonable and he's smart about what he does. He truly has been a listener and that's rare in my experience this far. Our case is not yet over but whatever happens I believe he'll do his best to get the outcome we desire. Thanks Justin! If you're considering him, he won't disappoint.

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  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria F.
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Turkessa , filed my bankruptcy in Georgia. I guess it took the amount of time it should have. About three or four months She was on time and the work was well done. She gave me directions to the court house because it was out of town.

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HALL LAW OFFICE, P.C.
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert S.
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Discussed my Estate Planning needs with Patrick. After our discussion he indicated that I needed a specialist in that area given my scenario. Rather than trying to "just get a job", he was professional in indicating this was not his expertise.

Sollee Law
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Chris W.
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As a first-time business owner, I was unfamiliar with the necessary legal documents required to establish the company and to bring in investors and other contributors. Carl was outstanding in terms of listening to the business plan, explaining and recommending legal options, and providing all documents and services required. I look forward to working with Carl in the future as my business grows.

  • 22 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Richard O.
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I was a client of Forrest about 5 years ago. We have a very complex bankruptcy situation precipitated by the collapse of the real estate market. Forrest did a great job of working through the details and getting us through so we could move on and regroup. Thanks to him, we made it.

Mackintosh Law, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Greta S.
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My husband and I met with Brooks to discuss our general needs and map out a plan that fit them. After making our decision on what type of legal set up we wanted, Brooks drafted everything up, helped us contact an attorney in another state where needed, and walked us through what TO DO items we needed to complete in order to fund the trust. The process was very thorough and we left feeling confident that we've set up a secure future for our family. All of the documents are well organized and instructions were very clear on what to do with them. I highly recommend Mackintosh Law for establishing a will or estate plan.

Thornton Law, LLC
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Brian V.
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Services delivered professionally, on time and accurately. Adam spent all the time needed discussing items with me to make certain I understood the documents. Absolutely would recommend Adam & Team for any real estate business!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Scott E.
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Working with Gina was great. She quickly evaluated my situation and was able to help me come up with a plan of action to get my finances in order and file my Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I received my discharge papers recently and I’m now moving forward with a much better financial situation.

Turner & Bowerman, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Terri H.
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Cliff Turner at Turner & Bowerman helped me with my mom's estate documents, and got them all completed and filed. It was a huge relief knowing this was all taken care of. The appt started right on time and the lawyer the service was professional and timely.

  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Barry G.
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The practice of real estate law is unique and requires its practitioners to think strategical while maintaining attention to details. Integrity, hard work , problem solving and an in depth understanding of real estate law, this firm proved to possess each of them. My company recent real estate dealings with J. L. Haynes & Associates, LLC was successful. I will use them in future real estate transactions.

  • 3 years in business
Joanne P.
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She's very knowledgeable. Was able to answer all of my questions in a thorough consultation. I never met an attorney that offered such robust information with such sensitivity to my situation and genuine concern. I am satisfied with how well she treated me and we retained her immediately after our initial consultation. If you are looking for a responsive and hands on attorney that is knowledgeable about estate planning and family law, you will not be disappointed with the level of service I received from this firm.

  • 9 years in business
Yvette C.
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I recently was in a situation where I had an attorney representing me for over several months and due to the fact that I questioned that attorney's ethics, over pricing, as well as strategies. The attorney felt "offended" and told me that they could no longer represent me in court which was less than 1 month away. I was referred to Attorney Keel's office on a recommendation. She immediately scheduled our consultation, understood the issues of my case and had a plan of action. I was able to go to court with proper legal representation. Attorney Keel was very professional, she was very knowledgeable of the current laws and most importantly she took care of my best interest. I would highly recommend Attorney Keel as your legal counsel.

John W Walker II CMFC, CRPS
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 26 years in business
Rhobda S.
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When John Walker did our financial plan we were very impressed with his honesty, Integrity. knowledge and his no-pressure approach. He was extremely helpful. I would recommend John 100%. Because of John I feel like my financial house is now finally in order. Thank you so much John!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Julie H.
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Attorney Gailya McElroy has been outstanding. She has the knowledge and know how to help with estate planning and settling estates. Gailya has walked me through legal and business matters after loved ones have died. Gailya is empathetic and handles the business of the estate while her client is adjusting to the loss of a loved one. I highly recommend Attorney Gailya McElroy.

  • 9 years in business
Michele B.
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Matthews Paralegal Services has assisted me with my firm's real estate paralegal needs since 2010. I consistently receive quality work and with great client contact skills, which is very important in my practice. I value working with people who are experienced self starters, and Matthews Paralegal Services definitely fits the bill.

Graham Estate Planning
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Phyllis P.
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Stephanie was very helpful. I enjoyed working with Stephanie ,and she listened to my requests. She was very thorough and completed my legal matters to my satisfaction . Stephanie even came to my home. Stephanie was a joy to work with.

About

Elder Law Firm offers expertise in estate planning, wills, trusts, probate and estate administration, guardianships, business planning, mortgage refinancing and purchase closings as well as Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies and/or debt relief. Drawing on over 20 years of legal practice, Elder Law Firm brings to bear unparalleled knowledge and experience that serve our business and real estate clients, estate planning clients, and bankruptcy clients with care, compassion and dedication. Following are our rates: * Simple wills and powers of attorney: $475 for couple or $275 for single * Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: $1,700 * Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: $400 and up We are serving the Kennesaw, Acworth, Dallas, and Marietta areas.

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Steve Worrall is the senior estate planning, probate and adoption attorney at The Manely Firm, P.C., with offices in Marietta, Atlanta, Canton, Lawrenceville and Savannah. He is an experienced wills, trusts and estate planning attorney, probate lawyer and adoption attorney in Marietta, Georgia. He concentrates his practice in all areas of estate planning including wills, trusts, probate, special needs planning and guardianship, adoption and other areas of family law, including prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and collaborative divorce law.

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My specialties include: * estate planning * estate administration * probate * conservatorship and guardianship * small business: - preparation of wills - trusts - powers of attorney - health care directives - small business registration - bylaws - operating agreements and related services

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As a sandwich generation kid himself (caring for both children and aging parents), Marietta Georgia Estate Planning Elder Law & Probate Attorney Steve (Stephen M.) Worrall KNOWS the struggles you are facing as you raise children, balance the demands of your job, and take care of your aging parents, too! Steve is an experienced wills, trusts and estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, probate lawyer and adoption attorney at Georgia Estate Plan: Worrall Law LLC, based in Marietta, Georgia, but he serves clients throughout the State. He concentrates his practice in all areas of estate planning including wills, trusts, probate, special needs planning and guardianship, and adoption. Steve is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), ElderCounsel, WealthCounsel, the Cobb County Bar Association Elder and Disability Law Section, and the State Bar of Georgia Elder and Fiduciary Law Sections. As an attorney, Steve has been distinguished by Atlanta Magazine and Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer as a Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Marietta, GA. He has also received the prestigious AV Preeminent ranking by Martindale-Hubbell for over 15 years and he has received a 10 out 10 rating by AVVO. Steve is an Atlanta native and has lived in Cobb County all of his life. He graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1983. He practiced in the Buckhead area of Atlanta from 1983 until 1995, when he opened his own practice in his hometown suburb in Marietta, near the Square. He moved his office to East Cobb in 2016. He is married and is a dad to three children. He is involved in his community in local business groups, including Kiwanis Club of Mountain View Professionals, and local theater and arts organizations, including CenterStage North Theater, and he serves on the Board of Directors of CCAI Adoption Services.

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Meyring Law Firm’s practice areas are as follows: * Comprehensive Trusts and Estates: probate of estates, drafting of wills, trusts, probate litigation, incapacity issues, life transitions, legacy preservation and wealth transfers * Civil Litigation Practice: business claims and defenses, injury and accident claims, wrongful death, collections litigation, land disputes, will contests, criminal defenses, traffic tickets and infractions, and DUIs * Business Startups and Support: partnership agreements, contract draftings, legal review of agreements and leases, drafting and execution of deeds for realty transfer, and landlord-tenant issues

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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