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Bangerter Law, LLC
from 9 reviews
    Jane H.
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    Lawyers don't often get praised for being compassionate but that is exactly how I describe Matthew Bangerter when recommending his services to others. He helped me and my family through some very difficult and emotional times in regard to Living Wills & Estate issues. When a potential client presents him with a situation that is outside his area of expertise, he refers them to trusted colleagues who specialize in what that person needs because he cares. If you need legal representation that has compassion and integrity, look no further!

    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Don S.
    Verified review

    Arthur has represented me for a number of years in matters such as estate planning, probate, probate litigation, real estate, small business matters and litigation. I have always been satisfied with the results of his representation which is why I continue to utilize him as my attorney. I highly recommend Arthur as he is trustworthy, responsive, and knowledgeable in all of these areas.

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Kevin T.
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    Highly recommended for real estate transactions and issues. We have retained Atty. Doverspike on several occasions and we are very pleased with his quick and efficient action.

    Hallett Legal Group, LLC
    from 4 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Brian Y.
    Verified review

    Matt is a real professional and an expert in his field. My wife felt totally comfortable working with him on our will and estate planning documents. We have since recommended him to family and friends every chance we get.

    Tim F.
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    I hired attorney Powell to handle my moms estate. He was very helpful. I was always kept in the loop about what was going on. His fees were very reasonable. I would use his office again.


    I offer general practice of law, with over 15 years of experience, including serving as a magistrate in juvenile court. I handle civil and criminal litigation, including: * family law (divorce and custody matters) * probate and estate planning * traffic and criminal cases * personal injury cases and civil actions

    Gogul & Associates

    New To Thumbtack


      We offer peace of mind. At Gogul & Associates, we provide peace of mind to individuals and families who are looking to protect and plan for their future. Attorney Ronald Gogul is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. As an elder lawyer, Mr. Gogul has specific training and expertise, which classifies him to be in the small, but elite, group of elder attorneys. Backed by over 40 years of experience in all walks of law and financial planning, our firm has the experience to aid and assist you with all of your needs. We have extensive knowledge in estate planning, which is the primary focus of our firm. In addition to the law as it pertains to seniors, we offer financial planning for retirement, to insure that all of your financial needs are met for retirement. Are your funds running low? Are you concerned about nursing care for your health needs? As retirement financial planners, we can assist with Medicaid planning using our estate protection plans, which tailor make a step-by-step plan, to ensure that you and your loved ones are protected from high nursing-care costs. Gogul & Associates has helped thousands of families across the State of Ohio achieve their life goals. Let us help you just as we have helped so many others. Call us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.


      We are a local Estate Sale company. We do Clean Outs, Moving Sales, Fast Track Sales I like taking with our costumers and helping the best way for with there Estate

      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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