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Jersey City Probate Attorneys

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Sutton Sachs Meyer PLLC
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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Zachary qualifies for 6 stars! Quite possibly the best attorney I've had the pleasure of working with. Zachary is as aggressive as he is smart. He is a consummate professional and he went beyond the call of duty for his client! I chose to work with Zachary after researching a number of other attorneys who claimed to have much more experience. Sometimes it is not what is said, but the way it is said and the action behind it. Zachary is the best!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Jack R.
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Mr. Rose is an outstanding Attorney. He is very prompt and Professional. Thanks

Treuhaft & Zakarin LLP
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan Q.
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Ira is a knowledgeable, hard working, and highly effective attorney. I would recommend him to anyone.

Terrence P. Tormey, Esq.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia C.
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Terrence is the best Attorney that I have met. He is really very smart and intelligent in handling the difficult situation in my case. However with his experienced and talented skills , he fought to get the best result I want and won me much higher than I expect . Highly recommend attorney!!

DRS Law Offices LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christian M.
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Completely Amazing ! He's one of the best/ smartest professionals Ive ever met and has helped me with so many different legal aspects from Child Custody to Incorporating my Business! Not only is he an amazing attorney but he also cares about his clients. A year after the first time I hired him ( relating to severe accident) he still texted/ called/ emailed me a regular basis to make sure I was doing well and made sure I had people helping take care of me. Cant say enough!

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
TIM E.
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I was going through a rough financial time in my life. Attorney Cook made me feel at ease with the bankruptcy process. He was always available for my questions and he knew all the answers. THANK YOU!

Morgan Legal Group, P.C.
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Christian C.
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    Thanks to Mr. Morgan and his company, my problem with estate planning was solved. I was struggling to find a honest and reliable, real estate and estate planning lawyer, and, therefore, I was very thankful when I got a detailed plan from Russel which was super easy to understand and to make things even better they helped me get my house got sold 2 weeks later! They also helped me with all the documentation, deed transfer and other paperwork. I highly recommend their firm to everyone who wants to receive a honest service and solve problems with estate issues!

    Rapps & Associates, PLLC
    4.3
    from 3 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Lance F.
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    Mr. Rapps and his entire staff were wonderful to work with. They took the time and explained everything to me and answered all my questions in a way that I was able to understand. Often times when dealing with a law firm, you don't speak directly with an attorney. Not with this firm, Mr. Rapps would return my phone calls and respond to my emails. I highly recommend this firm.

    • 15 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Salvatore R.
    Verified review

    Attorney Rendina helped me through painful back surgery I suffered from a motor vehicle accident when I was struck from behind. He worked with me through the whole process and was able to obtain an excellent settlement for my injury. Att. Rendina is a pure professional down to earth gentleman. Thank you again. SMR

    • 18 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Roger R.
    Verified review

    Attorney Cook's work was fantastic. I could not be happier. He went above and beyond what was requested.

    About

    Brad M. Micklin, Esq. is an attorney concentrated in family law and estate planning matters. He has been in practice for over 15 years, and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Federal District, 3rd Circuit. He has represented clients in all facets of family law litigation, including divorces, custody battles, domestic violence trials, D.Y.F.S. custody cases, name changes, child support matters, and appeals in both state and federal courts. He also services clients in need of estate planning. Mr. Micklin drafts estate plans to include wills, powers of attorneys and living wills. He provides significant estate and tax planning through drafting various types of trust agreements, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, spendthrift trusts, residence trust, disclaimer trusts, and marital trusts. Additionally, Mr. Micklin has extensive background and experience in civil and probate litigation, including commercial practice and litigation, corporate and limited liability company formation, bankruptcy matters, mediation, and arbitration. He has also represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service. He has handled income tax audits, offers in compromise, tax abatement and elimination applications, and many other income tax-based appeals.

    • 35 years in business
    About

    I am a general practice attorney in New Jersey with specialization in: * Real estate * Wills Estates and Trusts * Small business * Leases * Contracts * Claims lawsuits I aim to be the attorney whom you stick with and trust as long as you need an attorney. I am your family attorney.

    About

    I specialize in estate matters, including probate and administration proceedings, wills and trusts, living wills/health care proxies, etc.

    About

    Attorney McGlynn understands the inquisitive nature of today's younger clients and offers a high level of expertise to satisfy that level of knowledge. He prides himself on being open, trustworthy, and available. You can count on him to return emails and messages in a timely manner. Richard M. McGlynn is married and has 2 children.

    About

    We are an Essex County law firm specializing in efficient and cost-effective representations of corporations, individiuals and families in estate planning, personal injury, medical provider representation, and residential and commercial real estate.

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    My specialties include: * Asset Protection and Business Planning * Elder Law and Medicaid * Estate Planning * Estate Planning for Family-Owned Businesses * Financial Planning Assistance * Estate Planning for the GLBT Community * Incapacity Planning * IRA and Retirement Planning * Special Needs Planning * Trust Administration and Probate

    • 10 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Lawrence is an experienced and practical litigation attorney, who zealously advocates at all times, his client's interests. Lawrence continues to be named a New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star (2013-2015). He litigated numerous civil matters, and as a former municipal prosecutor and in private practice tried many DWIs, domestic violence and criminal offenses to completion. He also negotiated many business and real estate closings.

    About

    We provide varied services, including criminal, divorces, estate, wills and trusts, family law, corporations, civil litigation, and commercial litigation. We offer reasonable and competitive rates.

    About

    Thomas G. Mundt is an attorney with 30 plus years of experience in wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, corporations and real estates.

    About

    I have 21 years of experience in most fields of civil practice including personal injury, wills and estates, matrimonial matters, estate planning and real estate matters. If you want a strong negotiator who can resolve your case simply, I have had great success in this field and in advocating for my clients. My goal is to provide the best service and to educate my client about the legal process. My fees are reasonable, and I enjoy helping those in need of representation.

    • 21 years in business
    About

    The law offices of John Amorison has more than 24 years of experience in practicing law in the State of New Jersey. We strive to be as effective, professional and cost effective for the client as possible. We offer reasonable flat fee legal fees.

    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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