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Toronjo & Prosser Law
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nahimana N.
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Great Attorneys. Toronjo & Prosser Law helped me get back in my feet again. These attorneys and their office staff are professional and friendly. Could not ask for better attorneys. Thank you Toronjo & Prosser Law Firm for all your help. Nahinana

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M Mathew Law Firm, PLLC
4.5
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie W.
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Thank you Kavitha for all your help! You were extremely helpful in a time of great stress for me during my divorce. I knew I was in good hands when you kept reassuring me that everything was going to be fine and followed through with it. I recommend Kavitha for divorce cases. She fights for your rights and handles everything with such professionalism. I have hired other attorneys that do not care what you think and don't listen, but Kavitha listened and stood there by my side and helped me through this rough time of my life. Thank you again for all your help!

Gauthier Law Firm
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Ricky B.
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In meeting with Avia Gauthier, she was very pleasant and treated me like a person and not just a perspective case just for the money, Very caring business professional and listen to my thoughts and questions and guided me and responded to me in a very calming manor and not just a lawyer that just patronizes for the money.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Glenda F W.
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Ross Tew represented me in closing my husband's estate. There has been complications but Ross has worked diligently to resolve all obstacles that arise. He is dependable, trustworthy and ethical. I Highly recommend him as an attorney.

Frankfurt Law Firm, PLLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Suzan B.
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My family and I had a couple of straightforward real estate transactons to be completed. The matters were taken care of quickly, easily and efficiently. I would gladly use the firm again.

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OBI LEGAL GROUP
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Euphrasia M.
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Joy is one of the best attorneys I have encountered. She's upfront, quick, and is willing to go out of her wayy to cater to her client's needs!

  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn A.
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Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Courtney. I contacted Johnson, Loyd, & Schmitz via phone out of desperation and I received a phone call back from Courtney within minutes. I was immediately put at ease by speaking with her regarding my case. At that moment I knew I had to hire her. She has been nothing but attentive and extremely responsive since day one and is a warrior in the courtroom. She has made this difficult time a lot easier on my kids and I. I highly recommend this firm to anybody looking for a family law attorney.

Winborne LaFleur PC
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Francisco S.
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My experience with Winborne LaFleur PC was smooth and easy. Very thorough on explaining what each document means. Very time efficient and professional. I would recommend this firm to anyone who is looking to get down to direct business without too much hassle. Thanks to WLPC I have now gotten my will done and that is a great weight off my shoulders, and all with the most important thing for me, which is courteous friendly attorneys too.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mr. H.
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Attorney Hartley was attentive and responsive to my situation in a most professional and caring fashion. His expertise was evident and his advise germane. Highly, highly recommend.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mizraim S.
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Highly recommend Attorney Montemayor. She helped me become a U.S. citizen in less than a year. She is very dependable and knowledgeable. She made sure I understood the process each step of the way. She has the passion to help and get things done. If you are looking for a dependable amd trustworthy attorney I recommend her.

Liz D.
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After experiencing frustration with the original attorney I hired, a friend referred me to The Ashmore Law Firm. Angelica was the lead attorney for my case. Her helpfulness in walking me through the most difficult time in my life was amazing. At times she had to hold my hand and she did so with care and compassion. She with me every step of the way. Not only was I more than pleased with her performance as my attorney, but I also feel I have made a friend. I highly recommend The Ashmore Law Firm for any of your Family Law needs.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Leroy M.
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We utilized Lindsay to update some items in our estate planning (wills). She was very professional with a quick turnaround. We were certainly satisfied with the completed documents.

  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tom A.
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Kristina actually helpediatririon me get custody of my children when other attorneys where telling me that they could not.

  • 29 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Michael W.
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Excellent conversation good values

Edwards Law, PLLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Cheryl L.
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    Ms Edwards helped me with estate planning and prepared all necessary documents. She was professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her.

    Norred Law, PLLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    Kelly C.
    Verified review

    Warren was instrumental in helping 'Citizens for a Better Arlington' in the red-light camera ban campaign, as he represented us in the hearing/lawsuit with the camera vendor, and the City of Arlington. He is our hero!

    Gilani Law Firm, PLLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Shon P.
    Verified review

    My husband and I had a great experience working with Attorney Gilani. Very knowlegable regarding our request and his reaponses and communication was very prompt. Will definitely use him again in the future.

    Lemons & Hallbauer, LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 11 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Patricia A.
    Verified review

    I received attorney of law service - I was treated with professional respect and kindness like I had not imagined. When I left the office I felt like I had just met with an old friend.

    FANKA LAW PRACTICE
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Patrice T.
    Verified review

    I first want to start off by saying that this was my first time using this site & it was very helpful! Ms. Fanka went above and beyond what I expected, and immediately started working on my case once I contacted her. Not only was she able to help me win my case, but found right down to the dollar the mistakes that my complex had made. She handled the whole process in just a matter of 2 1/2 weeks, and she really got them on their toe! Whether it was early morning or a late night, she always answered my calls or returned them within 15 minutes. The one thing that sticks out most about Ms. Fanka is not only did she help me, she gave me the knowledge and tools to never be put back in that unfortunate situation. I am so thankful for her help & will recommend her to anyone I know!

    • 35 years in business
    About

    Timothy L. Vinson has been in the practice of law for over 30 years. His common sense approach to law and over 3 decades of experience has enabled him to successfully litigate and negotiate even the most difficult cases. Jennifer S. Bales was a professional trumpet player in the DFW and Houston areas for over 20 years. She attended law school after retiring from the United States Air Force. Her diverse background gives her unique insights for helping people solve their legal problems. The Vinson & Bales law firm has reasonable fees and hundreds of satisfied clients.

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    While not board certified, I have extensive experience in estate planning and probate legal matters.

    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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