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John Mansfield Law
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from 35 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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John is a consummate professional and stands tall amongst his peers. He worked every advantage to assist in providing the best possible results in my case. I was facing a plethora of charges and jail time and my situation appeared bleak, however, John managed to utilize every mitigating factor available and worked with the DA in order to hand me what I considered to be a very favorable result. I left my court date much relieved and feeling that he earned every cent of my fee and then some. You cannot go wrong with having Mr. Mansfield as your attorney.

Mickie S.
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Thank you so much, Rick Answers to your questions. 1. I rather not take it back to Dad's name because I was told that Medicaid would want the reimbusement after his death. 2. He has Tri-care for Life 3. He is in rehab facility but they put him on hospice care with resident care(?) I am really not sure, they said something like medicare doesn't cover for long term. He's been there since Aug.2011. And asked me to apply for medicaid ASAP, which is a problem due to the house situation as I noted earlier 4. I think he has Humana, I received Humana asking him to choose 2012 medicare coveage by Dec. 7, 2011

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Sandra Hall offers low, flat-rate fees to handle such simple legal matters as no-contest divorces, traffic tickets, and the registration of new businesses. For more complex matters such as estate planning and probate, she provides solicitous service at affordable fees. Ms. Hall renders prompt, personal service that is uncommon in the legal profession. You will not be put on hold or talk to a receptionist. Sandra Hall will personally return your call for a free initial phone consultation for simple matters such as traffic citations and uncontested divorce. We provide affordable legal counsel and representation for life's most common legal needs. - Divorce mediation and litigation - Child custody/visitation - Criminal defense - Traffic - Wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate - Business organization and registration

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The lawyers at NicholsonPham Attorneys at Law provide traffic, criminal, business, and family legal services to individuals in Wake, Durham and Orange Counties in North Carolina. Jointly, our attorneys have over 20 years of legal experience, and pride ourselves in working along with clients to achieve their goals. If your goal is to resolve your traffic ticket without raising your insurance, we can help. If your goal is to come to an agreement over custody, we can help. If you want to buy or sell or start a business, we can help. Our attorneys speak English, Spanish, French and Vietnamese.

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I am a board-certified estate planning and probate attorney (certified by the North Carolina State Bar) and a certified public accountant. My services are limited to estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and will contests, guardianship, trust modification (including the modification of trust terms and changes or removal of trustees).

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We are a general practice law firm with offices in Durham and Greensboro. We handle a variety of legal matters, including bankruptcy, personal injury, criminal defense, traffic, collections, wills, real estate closings, car purchase disputes, etc. We offer free phone and email consultations. So, if you have any legal questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • 36 years in business
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Our services include real estate, estate planning, family law, traffic, corporate, immigration, and taxation. We are a small law firm that focuses on individual client's needs, and we pride ourselves in exceeding clients' expectations.

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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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