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The Coleman Justice Center
4.6
from 54 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon Z.
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My wife and I found Judy to be an extremely intelligent, capable, and ethical lawyer. She advised us and made our legal experience less traumatic even though her area of expertise is outside our legal problem. While we eventually found a lawyer that had the proper expertise, Judy's help before we got the appropriate lawyer was invaluable. If we ever need legal assistance in probate, wills, or trusts, I will be contacting her again. I highly recommend.

The Marchese Law Firm
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Sara K.
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Mr. Marchese did a great job on my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and I recommend him to anyone. He was very efficient in handling all of my concerns and was always there to ask questions as I had them. The meeting in Detroit was a breeze and he alleviated all my fears both before and when we arrived at the meeting. A very skilled and knowledgeable attorney.

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Lucido & Manzella P.C.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mr. M.
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Working in the legal field can be rather challenging at times. Needless to say, having a firm grasp on the law and knowing how to apply it to ones case can mean all the difference between winning your war or getting less than you deserve. Having had the pleasure of working with this firm in both a personal and professional capacity, I would have to say that this firm goes out of it's way to accommodate it's clients no matter how great or small the issue may be. Whatever situation you might be facing, I would advise you to take it serious & seek advice from these folks. A poor choice of attorneys can lead to years of regret!. So give them a call, I think you'll agree with me once speak with them. Hope this helps those who read this. Sincerely, a grateful individual

Clark & Schoenbeck, P.C.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Keri V.
Verified review

Clark & Schoenbeck helped us with a complicated mortgage issue. Throughout it all, Paul Schoenbeck was calm, collected and made me feel reassured. And, in the end, the outcome was what we wanted! Paul has also done our wills, powers of attorney and everything else we need. Their firm is professional, and always kept us in the loop. And what a value - the work Paul has done for us was way more affordable than any other lawyer I've enlisted in the past. I've referred friends and family and would recommend to anyone who is reading this.

Joshua P. W. Noffke, Esq.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Spenser B.
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Josh Noffke is an excellent attorney. He has helped me tremendously with "simple items" such as setting up a will, to more complex issues such as advising on how to set up an LLC. I would definitely recommend his services.

Bazzi Law, PLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Tim Y.
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Bazzi Law, PLC. has helped my business with multiple cases from landlord tenant to civil suits. They have also helped me personally; the fact that they are so adept to handle cases for my business as well as personal representation was an important factor to me. Not only is their trial work outstanding their skills at writing and reviewing documents, has helped me time after time. As if the results were not enough, the attorneys at Bazzi Law, PLC. are professional and easy to work with; I have referred several individuals and businesses alike to Bazzi Law, PLC. and each of them have recieved the same great level of service and results! If you are looking for people that actually care about you and your case, look no further! These attorneys take the time to understand what is going on, explain the process to you, answer all of your questions as you have them, and deliver the results you are looking for. Thank you again to all the attorneys at Bazzi Law, PLC. that I have been fortunate enough to work with! Each one of you have helped me greatly!

Klisz Law Office, PLLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Betsy A.
    Verified review

    Tim Klisz was very professional and was always accesible when needed. He was very informative about the law and the processes leading up to an actual trial. He was very patient with me as far as making decisions throughout the process - he would explain the outcomes for different decisions without any bias. He is the first lawyer I have ever used and I will definitely be a permanent client!

    Eric J. Gould, PLC
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Colleen K.
    Verified review

    Eric was great! He was extremely accommodating to my schedule and professional. He is knowledgeable and answered all my questions. In addition to my taxation questions, I will be utilizing him for my estate planning. I would highly recommend him.... Thanks Thumbtack!

    Rutkowski Law Firm
    3.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Carol R.
    Verified review

    My first visit was very successful. I am having a will probated and the first steps seemed easy.

    Bob Barker
    3.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Lisa S.
    Verified review

    James Frazier gave me some exceptional insights about my father's will. James was knowledgeable about probate, trusts, wills, and creditors. Having help navigating those complex issues was exceptionally valuable to me during a difficult time in my life. I would recommend him for estate planning any day of the week!

    • 15 years in business
    Paul A.
    Verified review

    John was very good to work with. He explained everything in detail and gave us a detailed explanation of everything he did for us. I am recommending him to my co workers.

    • 12 years in business
    Corbin H.
    Verified review

    Attorney Kevin Bessant handled a felony expungement for me. I definitely would recommend his services to anyone. He was very professional, prompt, and handled my case well. He does everything he says he's going to do and he's thorough.

    About

    I am a leader in the field of Elder Law because I find my own answers. Many attorneys take a class from another lawyer to learn what the law is. I hit the books and do my own research. I am an expert in Medicaid because I actually read the statutes and regulations, not just what some other lawyer has written about the statutes and regulations.

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    At our firm, a member of our legal team will be able to help with your probate matter. With almost 50 years of experience, we are equipped to handle all aspects of your probate-related case. If you need assistance with estate planning, trust administration, wills, or estate litigation, contact our offices today.

    • 7 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    The Cronin Law Firm combines experience, insight, and common sense masterfully with excellent client service and aggressive representation. We're strong, but compassionate. We provide unparalleled service. We listen. We promptly return calls. We make ourselves available after hours. We give everything we can. I have assembled an amazing team that values the same beliefs and work ethic that I do. I am very serious about the level of service we provide and the work product that is generated by The Cronin Law Firm.

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    I have been assisting clients for 40 years and understand their needs and can answer their concerns in a simple and understandable manner. I tell my client's "when we part you will be confident and secure in what you have chosen for your future."

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    I am an attorney with expertise in general law, contract law, family law, divorce, wills, trusts, estates and many other areas of law.

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    I'm an attorney who practices family law, immigration law, information technology law, business and real estate law, and wills and estate planning law.

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    I have supervised the Administration of over 100 guardianships, conservatorships, and decedent estates. I help clients all over the State of Michigan who need help dealing with Probate Court, Estate Planning, or general law related issues.

    About

    As attorneys in Grand Blanc, Michigan, the Andrus Law Firm PLC offers a full range of legal services, including areas of workers' compensation and social security supplemental income (SSI). Our experience with Michigan Social Security disability claims allows us to help claimants at all stages of disability claims. Mr. Andrus has devoted his professional career to assisting individuals with disabilities improve their quality of life through the receipt of disability benefits and/or other services. We pride ourselves on delivering compassionate, knowledgeable, and effective service while providing personal attention to each client. Our areas of practice include workers' compensation, social security, disability, SSI, elder law, estate planning, wills, trusts, and personal injury. We serve areas of Grand Blanc, Flint, Burton, Mt. Morris, and the greater Tri-Cities, MI.

    About

    I am an attorney who has life experience and understands your difficulties. I perform a wide range of legal services, including general practice, divorce, family law, criminal, and estate planning. I am also available for evening and weekend appointments.

    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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