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Rutherford Wills Attorneys

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Sutton Sachs Meyer PLLC
4.8
from 22 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
  • 25 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.

  • 21 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle D.
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Great Attorney I had him handle a DUI charge in Newark and Mr.Doyle had the charges dismissed. We had to go to court three times but it was well worth the wait. Definitely will recommend.

Matthew R. Schutz, Esq.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shelia H.
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Mr. Schutz. Is my Attorney for two very disagreeable Tenants-Landlord Cases. I was a total wreck. He came in calm, efficient, extremely knowledgeable and handled.everything. He kept me informed as needed, I asked to be removed from the dealings. He told me what would be done and did it. He DID NOT misinform me about anything. He was totally my Attorney, understanding, reasonable. knowledgeable . I was dealing with a sick parent with no time or patience to deal with an unreasonable situation, Mr. Schutz took it all in stride and handled everything accordingly. I can't begin to tell you how much I respect his professionalism, and client respect. He might refer me on but any legal problems that might come my way I will always call him first. I will always have his card, and he will always be recommended by me as the best Attorney around.

DRS Law Offices
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 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!

Warshaw Burstein, LLP
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 91 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
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It's only been one day and more has happened than in one month with my previous attorney. The office is clean and organized and everyone is genuinely kind.

  • 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!

Law Office of Elisa Treglia
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila B.
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Ms. Treglia is an attorney with heart....she puts all she has into your case. She recently completed my sister's divorce and is working with me on Town violation matters. She is an excellent choice!!

PNB & Associates
4.0
from 5 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jim G.
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Paul gave me some very frank and sage advice on how to handle or not handle my post-judgement modification situation. I believe he firmly gives his opinion and advice based on his experience in handling similar situations in the past. Thank you Paul!

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.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Roger R.
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Attorney Cook's work was fantastic. I could not be happier. He went above and beyond what was requested.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jason R.
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They handled two separate cases for me. One involving a Superior court matter and another was a local municipal matter. Their attorneys and staff were very knowledgeable and helpful, and they were always quick to respond. They were also helping in explaining every step of the process. I've used them for multiple cases and I would absolutely use them again.

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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.

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Law Offices of James T. Maye LLC has more than twenty-seven of experience providing high quality legal services. We offer competitive prices and excellent customer service.

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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.

  • 21 years in business
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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.

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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.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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We offer legal services, including bankruptcy, real estate, criminal, traffic and all areas of general practice.

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We can handle just about any legal issue, or send you where you need to go. We do a lot of immigration and criminal work, as well as a lot of municipal work, traffic tickets, DWI, etc., divorce, contracts, wills, and many other areas. Mr. Serratelli will speak to every potential client personally and give them the attention they deserve.

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We do expert handling of all personal injury, car accident, construction accident, slip and fall, wrongful death, assault, premises liability, dog attacks, product liability, and general liability or injury claims. In addition, we prepare wills, trusts, special needs trusts, Medicare and Medicaid trusts, and other estate documents. We also represent both purchasers and sellers in real estate transactions and disputes. We have been in business for over 40 years, and we will provide references from our many satisfied clients upon your request.

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 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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