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Copperas Cove Estate Planners

Browse these estate planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Copperas Cove.

David Disraeli
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tom C.
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I met David Disraeli through a mutual friend. I was referred because David is an expert in estate planning and he also handles alternative investments which help offset the risk of owning stocks. I could not be more pleased with the relationship and I would highly recommend him to others.

The Harlow Law Firm
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dan W.
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I highly recommend Chad Harlow for all your estate planning needs. His rates are reasonable and he went out of his way to help us when we needed help quickly.

McGirr Law, P.C.
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brad C.
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I was very pleased with the services provided by Cheryl and her team at McGirr Law. Getting a divorce is such a stressful and emotional experience and Cheryl was empathetic and caring, while maintaining firm support for my well being. She did a professional job in making sure the divorce was fair to both parties and that the needs of the whole family were taken into account. I've recommended McGirr Law to family members and friends and feel that she is a great resource to utilize for family law.

Partney Law PLLC
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lea L.
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Mr. Partney was very helpful throughout the process of my divorce and was very instrumental in making it happen as quickly and painlessly as possible, but was ready to fight if we had to. His fees are very reasonable compared to some of the other attorneys in the area.

Eugene A.
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Lashawn Jenkins has did it again servicing another one of our clients--Eugene Alexander Five Hills Investors LLC (Real Estate Investment Services)

The Harlow Law Firm, PLLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Darrin H.
    Verified review

    "My wife and I worked with Evan to redo our estate planning after recently moving to Texas. He has been very helpful while taking us through the process. He has made great recommendations on ways to save our estate money and patiently answered all of our questions. We had a great experience with him and highly recommend his services."

    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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