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Smyrna Probate Attorneys

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  • 6 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
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HE IS THE WORST ATTORNEY FOR DIVORCE... My husband gave me a concussion, and Justin was on his side. He was talking bad about me to the opposing attorney. He NEVER explained what anything was and was going to allowing me to obtain a mutual restraining order which was going to put me and my 3 children in the street. In court he allowed them to dismiss my hospital records. He NEVER answers the phone. He filed a motion for my husband to pay him; in addition, when I asked him if he was building my case he said “ retainer clients get first priority”. He wanted to make deals that wasn’t beneficial for me ONLY my husband... If you are a PERSON in need of a GREAT attorney who will FIGHT FOR YOU AND YOUR RIGHTS GOOGLE RUBY KNIGHT She is the BEST!!!! Justin didn’t even care that my husband was trying to sell my home n I have 3 small children my youngest being 1 yrs old.

Mark Thomas, Attorney
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Gretchen M.
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I hired Mark to review a prenup that my fiancee's attorney put together -- nothing too extensive, but I wanted counsel to make sure I didn't miss anything. I don't know any family law attorneys in Atlanta, so after doing some Google searching and speaking to ones referred to me, I posted to Thumbtack. Mark reached out to me, outlined his rate structure (which is extremely reasonable, especially in comparison to what others quoted me) and we easily set up a meeting, in which he came to me at my office building. After a brief in-person intro, Mark began reviewing the document and explained each section to me to make sure I understood the language. He offered a handful of suggestions, which my fiancee's attorney has incorporated into the prenup. Working with Mark was very simple and affordable; I wouldn't hesitate to reach out to him again for counsel.

Bergstrom Law
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Corliss T.
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Ms. Bergstrom was very pleasure to speak with. She wasn't like most attorneys get to the point because all the other conversation is not important. Everything I said she listened to. Can't wait to work with her.

Sollee Law
from 13 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mark L.
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Carl has been my personal and corporate attorney for 10 years now. He is nothing less than amazing. He can take an irate client who is unreasonable (me) and bring me around to a reasonable understanding and conclusion to the problem. Unlike most attorneys I never feel he is "running up the bill". He is level headed, fair, and a great negotiator. I have happily recommended him to friends and fellow CEOs. Another flaw of mine is that I WANT IT NOW; and Carl has been more than responsive every time I had an urgent need.

The Khaki Law Firm
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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Sara is an excellent SSDI attorney! I recommend her highly and would never hesitate to refer my clients to her!

Mackintosh Law, LLC
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen S.
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Mr. Macintosh addressed any concerns I might have. I am happy I chose him as my attorney for my will and other matters.

Herndon Legal Services, LLC
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Curtis W.
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My wife recently filed for divorced. This was a extremely stressful and confusing time for me. I hired Caitlin to review the settlement agreement for me and to make sure my interest were protected. She helped me walk through the process and got me everything I wanted. She gave me a fair price and stayed in constant contact the whole time. I would recommend her to anyone who needs an honest attorney, Curtis

Thornton Law, LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Karen P.
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It is my immediate plan to hire Attorney Thornton. I have not contacted him yet because of embarrassment and I have been threatened via, text message from my embezzler. I still need assistance with moving forward with my case/issue of being scammed.

McLaws Law Group, LLC
from 6 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Rolan J.
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Highly recommended, very dedicated to the job and goes beyond what other attorney would do. Well experienced and knows the law well. Wouldnt choose anyone else for my child custody case.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Equilla S.
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Mrs. Matthews is a very knowledgeable and personable attorney. She handled my child custody case and I was always aware of what was happening with my case. I highly recommend Mrs. Matthews because she is easy to talk to and really cares about the clients she serves.

  • 9 years in business
Lashaun P.
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Timeriya is a very professional attorney who understands her client's needs and always has your best interest at heart. She is very timely and has a great staff to assist her. I would highly recommend Ms. Keels-Fitch for your legal needs.

  • 1 year in business
Carolyn D.
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Sheppard Legal Services, LLC Pros: Attorney Sheppard took her time to explain my options in a way that I could understand without being condescending, her pricing was very fair and competitive, her work was detailed and on point. Cons: Attorney Sheppard is thorough to a fault! She seemed overwhelming at first with the information requested, but in the end, it made perfect sense. She is anticipating the unexpected because she is so meticulous. You must trust that she knows what she is doing. Recently I found myself in a financial situation where bankruptcy was my only alternative. I contacted Attorney Sheppard to have a consultation. Not sure about the process and the ramifications, I needed guidance. That was exactly what I got. Attorney Sheppard took her time and explained the process to me and answered all of my questions. Since she had me send her a list of things ahead of time not only was our meeting informative but also productive! "Overall, my experience with Attorney Stephanie Sheppard was positive. I was able to get my bankruptcy started immediately and left Attorney Sheppard’s office feeling more informed and relieved than I have been in over a year. I am even beginning to feel more optimistic about the future. I would absolutely use Attorney Sheppard for all my legal needs! If anyone has any questions about my overall experience with Attorney Sheppard, leave a comment to my review and I'll get back to you."

Graham Estate Planning
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erika M.
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Attorney Graham is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her as a skilled civil litigator.


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.


I provide top quality legal services and/or counseling in a wide variety of legal issues. Moreover, call The Parrish Firm and always speak with a real licensed Attorney.


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.

  • 33 years in business

At the law firm of Brunt & Hood, LLC, our attorneys provide capable legal assistance to clients all over Northwest Georgia. Our well-established trial lawyers and divorce attorneys in Cartersville and Calhoun offer high-quality representation in all areas of family law. Whether you need practical advice about the adoption process or an accomplished litigator for divorce, child custody and child support cases, we have the skills, judgment and experience needed to win your case.


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


We handle title services and attorney closings for home refinances and purchases. We are a low-cost leader in Georgia, and very competitive in terms of price and service. If you are refinancing or purchasing a home, you need to call us and we will save you money!


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


I'm a caring attorney, specializing in wills and trusts, asset protection, probate of estates, small business formation and acquisition, legal issues facing the senior population, veterans' benefits, guardianships, and specific concerns of families with special needs children. Specialties: Wills and trusts, asset protection, guardianship, special needs trusts, veterans' benefits, elder law, adoption, premarital planning, and small business law I am an expert in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, probate, elder law, and small business law, and I provide personalized solutions that save money, solve (and avoid) problems, and give my clients peace of mind. I work with people who want to provide the best possible care for themselves and their loved ones as they age, and then make sure that their legacy is passed down to the next generation in a way that provides the greatest benefit for each unique family member. I empower my clients to control the way their assets work for themselves, their families, and their businesses rather than letting state law make decisions for them, while saving thousands of dollars in taxes and unnecessary legal expenses in the process. I have a special talent for explaining complicated legal concepts in a simple way that my clients understand and can easily put into practice. I create individually tailored trusts for all types of unique needs, including providing lifetime benefits for special needs children, caring for pets, assuring an inheritance for children from a prior marriage, or protecting settlement proceeds from creditors. I assist families with aging parents, special needs children, or mentally ill adult relatives in obtaining the proper authority to manage their care and assets through the guardianship process. I form LLCs, partnerships, and other types of small businesses and work with their owners to ensure that the terms of their business relationships are clearly and thoroughly defined according to their intentions. I assist individuals wishing to sell their businesses.

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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