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Bethel Park Estate Planners

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  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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She is one of a kind went above and beyond to make sure we bought the property with no hitches.reasonable and fair pricing.

Centurion Law
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy F.
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Thank you for the project that you assisted me with. Losing my brother was difficult but you made navigating through the will/inheritance process easy. It was a relief not to have the additional stress of settling his estate and affairs. I would recommend you without reservation.

American Wills & Estates
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris M.
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Mr. Welling was prompt, professional and sensitive to our needs throughout the entire process. I would recommend American Wills And Estates to anyone needing an Estate attorney.

Michael W. Nalli, P.C.
5.0
from 1 review
    Brian S.
    Verified review

    I have used Mike Nalli's services in the past. Mike is very honest and sincere. Always looking to help his clients any way he can. I would recommend him to anyone. I took my mother to him to review her estate. Told us everything was fine the way it was and there was no need to change a thing. That's honesty and integrity! Thanks Mike and keep up the good work!

    Senior Estate Associates
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 43 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    We charge a very reasonable fee. We do not drag out the process and we have done thousands of estates.

    • 11 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Pittsburgh Business Law: Sommer Law Group, located in Pittsburgh, PA, offers free initial consultation to small- and mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals, and families throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Sommer Law Group can offer you guidance in business law, employment law and finance. Pittsburgh Real Estate Law: Sommer Law Group also provides real estate law and home-buying-related services. If you are in need of representation or simply looking for a company that offers their consulting skills, Sommer Law Group can provide you with comprehensive real estate legal assistance. Whether you are a tenant in a dispute with your landlord or a business owner defending an employee, we can support your situation with experienced help in a wide variety of litigation matters. Receive help from a law group who is sincerely interested in guiding you through the legal process. We will work to understand your particular situation and can provide you with advice, legal counsel, and networking for your case.

    • 23 years in business
    About

    Every family should be prepared for the impact that aging may have on their future health and wealth. Healthcare power of attorney, long-term healthcare insurance, trusts, wills and estate planning are just a few of the tools that contribute to a family's security and well-being. At Fingeret Law, our skilled attorneys in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are prepared to help you manage your affairs. With combined experience of more than 40 years in this area, we know how best to protect your interests for both now and in the future.

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    The Morgantown, WV attorneys of Gianola Barnum Wigal and London, L.C. handle cases involving real estate, estate planning, employment law, personal injury and family law.

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    Whether you need legal counsel for personal or business purposes, MBM's attorneys will work closely with you to resolve your legal concerns. With a comprehensive knowledge of the law in many areas of practice, including real estate law, construction law, business law, and banking and finance law, MBM's Pittsburgh law firm is prepared to support you through a legal analysis and help you make decisions pertinent to your case. We are dedicated to proficiently preventing and resolving disputes as well as proficiently representing your interests.

    About

    I am a licensed Pennsylvanian attorney practicing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I concentrate my practice in the areas of probate, estate planning, and elder law. My approach to practicing law is based on a very simple philosophy: every person is important. I believe that practicing law is about more than statutes and rules. Practicing law is about respect. Even if you are not my client, I believe that all people add to society and deserve respect; therefore, I believe that you are important. I earned my law degree from Baylor University School of Law in Waco, Texas in 2006. That same year, I was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania. Since that time, I have been admitted to practice before both the US Tax Court and the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. In addition, I am a VA accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to transactional experience drafting estate planning and elder law documents, I have experience litigating probate and elder law issues in Orphans' Court. More information on my practice and experience is available at my website. Additionally, I am a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. I have heard it said that finding the right attorney makes all the difference. I firmly believe that I have the perception, understanding, and experience to help you with your legal needs. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

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    We handle estate planning, estate administration, elder law, special needs planning, and business or corporate law.

    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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