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Portland Estate Attorneys

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Carlson Law Group
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Mandy S.
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I couldnt be happier with Matthew Mills. He has gone out of his way to make this stressful experience as painless as possible. With only one meeting he had the whole thing filed in 48 hours. I have had many questions and all were answered within minutes of asking them. I would highly recommend using Matthew Mills not only is he extremely professional after calling many other lawyers for quotas he charges half the price and makes you feel like your case is his number one priority.

Staterra Law
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth P.
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Super fast response, very knowledgeable and on top of exactly what I need. We had a phone consultation before I submitted any payment, and I knew I had chosen the right attorney. I could tell that I was going to get everything done correctly, and all my questions answered. I am getting everything I need to make my photography business contracts finished and ready for clients.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Adel S.
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MS Lindquist provided notarization services including will, self-proving affidavit, and durable financial power of attorney. She performed the job efficiently; she was clear, deliberate, timely yet personable. Intend to use her services again and recommended her to others.

Nancy A.
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Peace of Mind. The opportunity to work with Richard Schneider was very timely. As our family faced a medical crisis, it was very clear that our outdated will was totally inadequate to deal with facing the debilitating diagnosis of my spouse. Richard and associates provided a sensitive response to our needs, covered every aspect of estate planning, and assured as of ongoing legal support as our need change. This investment was one of the best we’ve ever made and has provided peace of mind as we navigate the future.

Phil B.
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Lincoln has been my family law attorney for many years and I consider him to be a friend. He helped me through a very difficult and prolonged divorce and to obtain custody of my daughter. Lincoln has always been very supportive and gone the extra mile to ensure that I received the best outcome in court. A good example of this is when he filed an appeal with the Washington State Court of Appeals regarding an important ruling that initially did not go my way --- and won. This would not have been possible without Lincoln's expertise and persistence. Lincoln's ethics are of the highest caliber, and I always trusted him to suggest the most effective and ethical legal strategies while keeping the best interests of my daughter and me in mind.

  • 1 year in business
Notbert P.
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Mr Anderson knows the law. He is sharp,and knows the legal system inside and out. He has been my attorney for 15 years , and has never failed me .You can trust Craig to get results!!

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We do estate planning, which includes probate and trust administration. We do general planning for small businesses, including the formation of LLCs and corporations. We assist clients with the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial and residential real estate.

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The attorneys at Kell, Alterman & Runstein have substantial experience in providing our clients in Oregon and Washington with the full array of estate planning and trust and probate administration services. We administer every estate, trust and probate matter with a minimum of expense and delay.

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The attorneys at Grecco Downs, PLLC believe that the success of our firm is not determined by the income we generate or the number of high-profile cases we handle but instead by the governing principle for all of our decisions: which is to do the best job we can for each and every client. Our attorneys are available to help you with your criminal, civil, or mediation matter. As a small law firm with experienced attorneys with over 20 years in practice combined, we can give you the individualized attention that your case requires. Don't let an inexperienced lawyer or intern handle such a critical stage of your life. Contact us today for a consultation, and you will receive the personal attention to your case that you deserve.

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When time came to decide on where to practice, I chose a small city which most resembled my ideal setting. The admittedly old-fashioned notion of a town where neighbors smile to each other on the street, where an air of mutual respect exists and where a person’s word is his bond suits my character and personality. This is how I conduct my practice: forming lasting relationships with clients based on an open exchange of trust, honest dealings and dutiful service.

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We are a law firm specializing in probate, conservatorship and guardianship. Jane Ellis is an attorney with over 25 years of experience. Her practice includes probate, conservatorship and guardianship matters.

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Our firm is able to provide fantastic services for our clients, and we offer a wide range of legal services.

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I will give my customer a free estate planning session including a will, living will, and medical power of attorney.

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I am an attorney providing zealous representation to clients in both civil (powers of attorney, wills, guardianships, Medicaid planning) and criminal law (domestic violence, DUI, probation violations, theft, etc.) matters, as well as administrative hearings (CPS, APS, DSHS). I represent clients throughout Southwest Washington including Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties. When you need representation by an attorney who will listen to you and your goals, when you need someone who can walk the walk and talk the talk, and when you need someone in your corner, give me a call. I offer rates that you can afford from an attorney you can trust. After-hour appointments and home visits are available.

  • 8 years in business
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We are an experienced, friendly, and approachable legal counsel. We specialize in estate planning and contract litigation. Estate planning clients are offered free consultations and flat fee structures. Contract litigation clients may qualify for contingency fee services.

  • 29 years in business
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Since 1981, our winning team of attorneys, lawyers, paralegals, and negotiators has been providing expert representation for families and small businesses in Oregon. We offer free case evaluations and specialize in personal injury, family law, criminal law, employment law, elder law, estate planning, real estate, business, immigration and bankruptcy.

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We have 23 years' experience in real estate, small business, wills, trusts and probate practice. I teach part -time at Clark College (paralegal program).

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The Carlson Law Group, regardless of your legal situation, is available to lead you through the legal maze and listen to your concerns to reach a successful resolution. Our staff of experienced professional attorneys is dedicated to helping you solve legal problems and decrease the impact and risk of future problems. Our goal is to help our clients to become happy, rich and successful. The Carlson Law Group and its predecessor firms have served business and individuals in the greater Portland metro area for over 35 years. Our attorneys advocate and advise in matters of business and corporate law, bankruptcy, criminal law, family law, personal injury law, probate, trusts and wills. Our practical bottom-line approach sets the focus where it should be - on you, the client. Our lawyers take the time to really listen to your issues, and ask questions to make sure we really understand everything that is going on. Because of our experience and size, we are able to understand your case and spend the time far better than the larger law firms. This focus on detail translates into the remarkable advocacy for which we are known for. Give us the opportunity to guide you in your legal matters and to get to know you.

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We are a multi-specialty law firm in Cowlitz County. Some of our specialties include: - Personal injury law - Family law - Divorce - Social security law - Landlord/tenant law - Construction

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We are cutting-edge foreclosure defense attorneys with years of experience representing homeowners in foreclosure in Oregon. We help with modification, short sales, litigation, bankruptcy, and all aspects of dealing with your mortgage and debt issues. See our client reviews on Avvo.

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I offer a wide range of real estate services including residential and commercial real estate transactions, section 1031 exchanges, residential and commercial leases, lease option agreements, land sale contracts, and land use issues. I am a trained arbitrator and mediator and handle a variety of related cases. I also advise clients on business, tax and estate planning issues related to their real estate holdings. Clients really appreciate my attention to detail and user-friendly approach to working with clients. Because I am not downtown, I am able to keep my billing rates lower.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good real estate lawyer?

If buying or selling property feels overwhelming and the thought of finding a good real estate lawyer seems daunting, you’re in luck. There are some simple steps to follow for finding a trustworthy, affordable real estate lawyer to help with your property and legal needs.

  • Determine what kind of real estate lawyer you need. Many states require a real estate attorney to handle sale closing documents. For more complex matters such as a real estate deal gone awry or foreclosure, you’ll want to find an attorney who has successfully handled cases like yours.  
  • Look for online reviews of real estate lawyers in your area. Verify that they have proven experience closing or winning cases like yours and that they are in good standing with the state bar association.
  • Choose two or three lawyers to interview. Many offer a free consultation to learn about your case and provide information about rates. For standard real estate closing services, in-depth interviewing might not be necessary.
  • Ask about their rates and whether they charge by the hour or provide services for a flat fee. Ask whether a retainer is required, and what the total bill should be for a case like yours.
  • Ask for a write-up of the services that will be covered by the projected costs.
  • Make sure you like the real estate agent and they treat you with respect. Confirm whether they or another person will be working on your case and make sure you’re comfortable with all members of their team.
  • Pay the retainer and hire your lawyer.  

What does a real estate lawyer do?

A real estate lawyer represents their client’s best interest in all matters related to the sale, purchase and ownership of real estate. They are experts in real estate law. In states that require a real estate lawyer to close home sales, the lawyer must review and finalize all documents before the deal can be legally completed. Real estate lawyers also help clients legally protect their rights when entering, exiting or renegotiating a real estate deal. You can hire a real estate lawyer as an individual or as a business. A real estate lawyer can help with negotiation, addressing mortgage fraud, managing foreclosures and bankruptcy, transfers of titles and deeds, property ownership disputes, zoning issues, creating a co-ownership contract for joint purchase of a property, and much more. Real estate lawyers can also protect you from issues that result when a known problem was not properly disclosed by the previous owner. Overall, real estate lawyers are an added cost when it comes to buying and selling property, but they also ensure your best interests are met, and that you and the people you are doing business with comply with the law.

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.

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