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1. The Law Offices of Michael Rada, LLC
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The Law Offices of Michael Rada "Helping You Protect What's Important" EXPERIENCED TRADEMARK ATTORNEY - SERVING ALL 50 STATES EXPERIENCED ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY - ILLINOIS CLIENTS I provide all prospective clients with a free 30-minute no-obligation telephone consultation. (scroll down for info on my Estate Planning practice.) +++ EXPERIENCED FEDERAL TRADEMARK ATTORNEY +++ Providing Federal Trademark Search and Application Services and Office Action Responses. Serving clients in all 50 states. Fixed Fee Pricing on all work. --Trademark Application Services-- $875 + USPTO filing fee of $275 per trademark class of goods/services. ​ Includes the following: - Telephone consultations with Attorney Michael Rada. - Thorough client intake process designed to collect all needed information to perform the most accurate trademark clearance search possible. - Comprehensive federal, common law, internet and 50-state search performed and analyzed by Attorney Michael Rada. - Attorney opinion letter identifying potentially similar trademarks and discussion on relative risks of your application being denied by the USPTO review process. - Preparation and filing of your application with the USPTO. - Regular updates on the progress of your file. - Tracking and monitoring of your trademark application. - Responding to non-substantive office actions, if requested by the USPTO. - Respond to Substantive USPTO Office Actions (additional cost, if necessary) - Delivery of your USPTO official trademark certificate. - Filing Statement of Use (additional cost, if mark is not used in commerce at time of application) - Prompt and responsive replies to your questions and requests. - Fixed Price:  $875 per mark application plus the USPTO application fee of $275 for filing in 1 class of goods/services.  - Additional classes of good/services at $300 each, which includes USPTO fees. --Office Action Responses-- - Customized for your particular mark and office action refusal - Attorney consultation time - We will follow your application after the OA response if filed. - Fixed Fee: Non-Substantive only = $300 Substantive only = $875 (price does not include any USPTO fees) +++ EXPERIENCED ILLINOIS ESTATE PLANNING +++ Providing Affordable Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning to clients throughout Illinois. Work with me, an Illinois lawyer, through the entire process. Safely providing all services remote by telephone and videoconference. No office visit required ! Contact me for the personalized preparation of Wills, Trusts and Power of Attorney documents. All steps are completed without the need to come into my office. You will have the opportunity to review all drafts before finalizing and your final documents are sent directly to your address. My focus is on truly understanding your needs and goals. I will take the time to listen to you and carefully work with you to formulate an estate plan that is right for you and your family. My turnaround time for final documents is usually quite quick and draft edits or changes are at no additional charge. All prices are fixed fee and given to you up front so you will always know what you will spend. +++ Michael Rada Attorney at Law (Any pricing displayed here or elsewhere on Thumbtack is subject to change based on complexity of request.) ***THIS PROFILE POSTING IS ATTORNEY ADVERTISING ONLY AND IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE***See more
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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 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.

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.

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