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  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Charles E.
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Richard Mable has been my attorney for in excess of 10 years. He has assisted me in my real estate rental business, pre marital agreements as well as providing me with advise on establishing my estate planning. I consder Richard to be very competent, a straight shooter and a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend Richard to my compatriots knowing that he would perform and excellent job.

from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dan B.
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Attention to detail, and genuine concern. The attorneys at the Botelho Law group Especially Attorney Joseph Botelho, Esq. offered a candidate assessment of my issue and how it related to applicable law and course of action. If you are in need of legal services from homeowner & tenant issue, personal injury, to probate & divorce the Law Offices of Botelho & Associates has the experience needed to handle your issue.

Goode Law Office, LLC
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jay B.
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Goode Law Office was very responsive and gave us a quick and fair quote for Real Estate sale work. Stephen put in the extra hours and is very professional. We greatly appreciate his knowledge and assistance and strongly recommend Goode Law Office for any Real Estate or Estate challenges. We only wish we had hired Goode Law Office earlier in the process. Don't trust a realtor, who suggests getting a lawyer after the P & S is signed, or one who represents both the seller and the buyer. Our realtor did both and is the seller-of-the-month several times over at Jack Conway Realty in Middleborough. Don't go there!

  • 21 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jim Y.
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Ellen and her paralegal, Kati, handled the sale of my apartment house. They were friendly, professional, and very thorough. I will hire them again for my next real estate transaction.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa C.
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My husband and I recently worked with Anthony Takis on a real-estate sale and subsequent purchase of a new home. He was very accessible and pleasant to work with. He was quick in providing correspondence(s) and was very thorough with follow-up as well. Anthony was trusted and respected by all parties and counsel involved. Anthony was very attentive during the document review process; he answered all of our questions and helped to educate us of our legal obligations of both transactions and in the process in general. We were confident we would have smooth and timely transactions with him, and we did. We recommend him highly for knowledge, efficiency and professionalism. We found that he not only has a deep understanding of the law but also genuinely cares for the work that he does and the clients that he works with. -Alyssa and Bryan

Morneau Law
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Paul P.
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I worked with Kate Morneau and her team on a family law issue. They helped me manage an otherwise very difficult situation. It didn’t seem to matter what happened; they knew the answers and were always several steps ahead of the curve. Their knowledge of the legal system and patience in explaining my options were invaluable to me. I would recommend the Law Office of Katherine J. Morneau to anyone requiring advice and counsel in their areas of expertise!

Danielle B.
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Adela helped my husband and I with both the sale of our home and purchase of a new one. Both processes went smoothly and quickly and I truly valued feeling like we had someone on our side who was able to uncomplicate each step of the way. I would highly recommend her!

The Denby Law Office, P.C.
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gary S.
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We had an excellent experience working with the Denby Law Office on our estate plan. They were accurate, timely, efficient and professional. What more could you ask for in developing your estate planning documents?

  • 8 years in business

We offer large-firm legal services, based on more than 25 years of experience in Boston firms, at a fraction of the cost and hassle of the big firms. From basic estate planning to sophisticated estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and their families, from estate administration thorough estate litigation, we handle all aspects of "estate" work. Please contact us now for a discussion of your legal needs and a free no-obligation consultation. The direct contact with clients who often are at a complete loss as to how they are to proceed, whether it be in setting up an estate plan, to administering the estate of a deceased loved one, to battling in court over any one of a broad range of estate issues that has come to litigation, it is the satisfaction of solving clients' individual problems that motivates us.


We pride ourselves in our availability and quick turnaround time on e-mails and phone calls. We love helping families solve problems and move quickly towards a resolution.


Estate Planning Many people do not believe that they need to plan for the disposition of their estate. Certain individuals do not like to think about death, feel they do not have much of an estate, or simply assume their assets will go to their next of kin without any need for an estate plan. With few exceptions, everyone possesses some assets, and without proper estate planning, these assets, whether economic or emotional, can be tied up in probate and cost heirs thousands in legal fees. The Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin can help with many aspects of basic estate planning, such as the following: * Living trusts * Wills * Durable powers of attorney * Health-care proxies * HIPAA releases * Advance directives * Homestead declarations Residential Real Estate Transactions When buying or selling real estate, many complex issues may arise. To address these issues, it is essential to take the correct legal precautions. The Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin will help you protect yourself against these risks. The Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin prides itself on accomplishing successful real estate transactions with minimal issues and assists buyers, sellers, and lenders with a variety of needs, including, but not limited to, the ability to do the following: * Negotiate and review the Realtor's listing agreements * Draft and/or review offers to purchase * Review condo regulations and collateral documents * Negotiate, draft, and review purchase and sale agreements * Ensure all liens against a property have been cleared * Review mortgage commitment letters * Perform title searches * Procure title insurance * Review the settlement statement HUD-1 * Prepare declarations of homestead * Assist with closing and review all costs associated therewith * Record titles with the registry of deeds Landlord-Tenant Law Landlord-tenant issues can be particularly stressful and can escalate into major problems in a short period of time. Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, problems quickly become personal and emotional. Landlords often save for years in order to invest and have the luxury of a rental income, whether it is to pay off a loan or for personal security. They understandably become upset when a lessee does not pay owed rent or is blatantly damaging the rental property. On the other hand, the tenant has the right of possession to the rental property, his home, and can easily feel violated when the landlord illegally interferes with/or interrupts that possession. The Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin represents both landlords and tenants in many aspects of their relationship, including the following: * Negotiation of terms and conditions * Drafting and review of leases * Landlord and tenant representation in eviction matters * Landlord and tenant representation regarding property conditions * Security deposit law * Negotiation to a mutually satisfactory settlement of a dispute


We specialize in: * All Matters Real Estate [Transactions, Financing, Development, Land Disputes, Litigation, Title, Historical Research and Land Court in MA, ME, RI, NH & VT] * Estate Planning * Wills * Trust * Medicaid Planning and Small Business


The Law Offices of Gregory T. Pearce was founded on the principles of providing trustworthy and competent legal advice. We provide estate planning services all over Eastern Massachusetts. Call us today!


David Marshall Datz, P.C. provides legal advice, guidance, and coordination in two primary practice areas: real estate transactions and estate planning. Additionally, we also provide services in business entity formation. We are a small, client-focused firm located in the South End of Boston.


The focus of my law practice is real estate and estate planning law. I have significant experience representing buyers, sellers, real estate developers, banks and mortgage companies, handling all types of real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, refinances, foreclosures, short sales, reverse mortgages, 1031 exchanges, construction loans and cash closings. My mission through Goodsell Law Office is to provide you, the client, with extraordinary customer service throughout your entire transaction.


We are a general practice law office with over 10 years' experience in all types of real estate transactions, including personal/commercial title services and representation with zoning and historical committees. Other areas of concentration include family law, personal injury, estate planning and criminal. Find us on Facebook.


The professionals at Shoffner & Associates know what it takes to get a business going. They know that it takes even more to keep it going. They have owned and operated businesses themselves and have found out – sometimes the hard way – how to make the most of every opportunity. Shoffner & Associates’ attorneys know that the only way to build a good estate plan is to listen, listen, and listen. They know that every plan is different -- from the recent college graduate’s to the multi-generational family’s. Our attorneys take good care of their clients. Not only do they answer your calls right away, they’ll call you before you think of calling them. They get the work done, and done right. They plan ahead, even if you don’t. They make life easier. Every client brings a puzzle to our office. The puzzle is to bring the client to the goal in the most efficient, most effective way possible. Each member of our firm takes great pride -- and great joy -- in working with every client on each puzzle. Solving puzzles - that's the best part of the job.


I have over twenty-five years of experience in providing legal representation in family law matters, basic estate planning, landlord tenant cases, worker's compensation claims and other areas of general legal practice. I am also a New Hampshire certified family mediator, serving as a private mediator and court-connected mediator. Mediation is a great way for you to negotiate your own settlement in confidence and with less expense.


Serving Spencer, MA, and the outlying areas, George Cox of Cox Wealth Management is offering services, but are not limited to the following: insurance planning, investing, retirement planning, estate planning and wealth preservation to help clients reach their financial goals.


I'm a Massachusetts attorney handling estate planning, real estate transactions, landlord and tenant matters, personal injury and business transactions. I have over thirty years of experience in assisting Massachusetts residents. Segal's legals are here to help you.


The Heritage Law Center is a boutique estate planning and elder law firm serving families throughout eastern Massachusetts. We handle wills, trusts, probate and MassHealth/Medicaid planning and applications. Our focus is on providing private clients with compassionate care and straightforward solutions to their concerns. We believe that each engagement is an opportunity to develop lifelong relationships with our clients, who we provide with unparalleled service and access.

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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