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Mansfield Probate Attorneys

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M Mathew Law Firm, PLLC
4.5
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie W.
Verified review

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
4.7
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
Alexus C.
Verified review

I just wanted to thank you two ladies so much for everything yall did to make Wednesdays outcome possible. It's the first time I have defeated them in court and knowing my daughter isn't moving again and that I get to see her a little more makes me completely happy and I just wanted to thank you both so much! Y'all are amazing! Avia fought for and continues to help me and willing to do what it takes to make sure my daughter doesn't go anywhere and is trying to make sure I get my daughter home to me! I couldn't be any happier with hiring Mrs. Gauthier as my attorney

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  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alan L.
Verified review

Ross Tew is a terrific estate planning attorney with reasonable rates! He handled our complete Trust, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and more in a professional, timely manner. He took the time to come to our house and fit into our busy schedule and even came to our location for signing papers. He answered all our questions in a way we could understand legal issues and gave us confidence in everything he did. He is not always easy to reach, because he values his family time, but came through for us, even during the holidays.

Christopher Scott Greer
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Josh P.
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Chris is hands down the most capable attorney I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He's the perfect balance of intelligent/capable, strategic, and fair (in his billings and negotiations). He is also as business-minded as he is legal minded, so his solutions further the goals of the corporation. When I have an uphill legal battle to win, I call Chris every time... and so far, I've never been disappointed.

Winborne LaFleur PC
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Chad L.
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Jody is an attorney who actually cares about helping people. He’s been very responsive and excellent about explaining the legal processes. He also has extremely reasonable rates. Definitely would recommend.

Katherine E. Britton, Esq.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Xiaobo C.
Verified review

I am exceedingly pleased with the efficiency and quality of Ms. Britton's work. Should I ever find myself in need of legal help of the similar situation again, I will not hesitate to enlist the help from Ms. Britton.

Holmes | Diggs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Was the only attorney who didn't approach the case aiming to cater to my ex wife's attorney. He worked with me on the retainer and began working immediately on the case that was already ongoing. Catching things up, then fired paperwork back at them and with just that pressure she folded. Greatly appreciate his help and would highly recommend him

John J. Kappel
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Kathryn E.
    Verified review

    John Kappel has been my attorney for two years now. I lost my husband a year ago and John has been my go to person with all of my estate planning, probate, personal wills and any other legal matters. John is always prompt and professional. I highly recommend him!

    Edwards Law, PLLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    August H.
    Verified review

    I found Ms. Edwards online and some reviews gave me the impression that she would be able to handle my problem the best. Her experience with probate and property issues was invaluable. After our initial sit down, she came up with a plan A, but also a plan B before I ever left her office. She did research as to how best to proceed and then laid out all the options available to me. Her professionalism and kindness stood out above all else. When we went to court the judge was asking a lot of questions of me and Ms. Edwards. Her rapport with everyone we had contact with within the legal system was nothing but first class. She is one smart lady who knows her way around the courtroom.

    LLM
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Rock W.
    Verified review

    KMG recommended a great Family Law/Divorce Attorney. Not only did she, Melissa Swan, have the legal chops to win my case, she listened to my needs and incorporated them into our strategy. She helped me win time with my children, and reach a fair settlement with my ex-wife. I can't recommend Melissa highly enough.

    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!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Susan R.
    Verified review

    Kari is bright and insightful. We had a productive phone interview. She had a definite plan should we need to move forward, though in the end, it was unnecessary. She was generous with her time and expertise.

    • 43 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Lacy B.
    Verified review

    We are working on estate planning and he has been great!

    About

    Leigh Hilton is committed to helping you understand that the foundation of estate planning is not just saving tax dollars, but also appreciating the value of planning for you and your loved ones. Leigh has over 15 years of legal experience in the practice areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Probate. She routinely prepares simple estate plans as well as very complicated Wills and Trusts for high wealth individuals. Leigh is a member of Wealth Counsel and is a distinguished speaker on estate planning, wealth protection, and business planning issues. She would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your estate planning needs. Leigh was born in Dallas and grew up in Denton. She attended the University of North Texas where she earned a Bachelor of Science, graduating with honors in 1989. She earned her law degree at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, TX, graduating as Summa Cum Laude in 1992. She has been married for 21 years and is the mother of two little boys. Leigh is very active in civic events and is a frequent speaker to various organizations. She’s a member of both the Wealth Counsel and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. Leigh Hilton is proud to provide legal counsel rooted in Christian values.

    About

    I love helping people. I Am very patient, and will listen and assist you with your problems. I will do whatever it takes to do an excellent job for you, and I want you to be satisfied.

    About

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

    About

    I am an experienced and dedicated estate planning attorney. I would be honored to prepare your wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. I have several years of experience drafting estate planning documents, and I promise to advise you in the best possible way to protect your loved ones! I have very reasonable prices, and I am happy to meet you at a location that is convenient for you.

    About

    Hodges Law Firm is a diverse law firm successfully engaging in the following: * Title examination and document review * Rendering of various types of title opinions in multiple plays throughout the state of Texas * Criminal law * Family law * Commercial debt collection * Estate planning and probate * Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    About

    I am a solo practitioner with a ten-year history in estate planning and probate and a more recent specialization in school law. Armed with a doctorate in education and six years in a secondary inclusion classroom, I advocate for students, parents and teachers as needed.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    Our firm's substantive areas of practice include: - Family Law, Divorce and Collaborative Law - Divorce - Family Law - Criminal Defense - Estate Planning - Wills and Trusts - Probate and Estate/Trust Administration - Guardianship - Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - Real Estate - Eminent Domain and Condemnation - Condemnation Process - Formation of Business Entities - Mergers and Acquisitions - Contracts

    About

    I think coming to the law as a second career has enabled me to understand the viewpoint of the non-lawyer better. I work hard to remove legalese from my vocabulary and to speak in common terms whenever possible. I am married and have a blended family which helps me undertand today's complex family structure. My business and accounting background made this area a logical fit. I use the skills learned in my previous career and my understanding of the law to help families. I enjoy helping people improve their lives, protect their assets and reduce the burden on their loved ones should they become incapacitated or after their passing. One of my reasons for changing careers was to help people. This area of law allows me to help people in all stages of life. It is satisfying to know I have helped somone prepare for the future. It is not pleasant to consider our own death or incapacity but planning for that possibility makes a huge difference for our loved ones. It is equally satisfying to help someone who has lost a loved one manage probate. It is one burden of loss that I can help with.

    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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