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New Braunfels Estate Planners

Browse these estate planners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Braunfels.

  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Rose M.
Verified review

I was very pleased to know that they are a full service law firm and can handle all my real estate transactions. Very Knowledgeable! Very professional! Very pleasant to talk to about my needs. I will definitely have them handle all my transactions in the near future. Looking forward to building a business relationship with this firm!

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley S.
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Keith offers a really great streamlined service that easily navigates the waters of will and estate planning... which can be confusing and overwhelming to most of us. The process is hi tech and straight forward, and Keith is extremely responsive and knowledgeable about every aspect of this. Add in the affordable aspect and there's simply no reason to put off this incredibly important task any longer.

Colin Campbell
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James H.
Verified review

Colin has excellent marketing skills. The photographer he sent and stager advice were instrumental in our property receiving 3 offers within two weeks of listing. His market assessment and knowledge of the real estate sales process were instrumental in our move proceeding smoothly.

The Portley Law Firm, P.C.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
James F.
Verified review

An oil producer had made an offer for my royalties on 40 acres, of 3/16 and I would pay for all of the production and transportation charges. Even though for numerous years in the oil patch, I had written many leases, I did not know how to precisely word the new OG&M lease that I knew was legal and acceptable to which I was entitled. The initial on line and one phone call consultation was quick and to the point, Kirby Portley said, "We can fix it." An on line agreement between Portley Law and myself was accomplished within less than 24 hours, my new Red Letter Lease, ALL in MY favor, was sent electronically within 72 hours, I had it notarized here in the Philippines and sent an electronic copy and air mailed a hard copy to the producer. The producer was well satisfied and I stood to gain another 1/16 royalty with NO production or transportation costs at all. I will use this firm again for yet another 80 acre lease that will be come due soon.

Shumway Van
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tim S.
Verified review

I needed to hire an attorney to represent a case from family law. Robert Peterson with Shumway Van was hired to handle the case. The case is till in the legal system, but I wanted to take a moment and view my experience. I hired Robert Peterson after using Thumbtack for my first time. Mr. Peterson listened to the reasons I need legal representation, and help form a plan of action. Mr. Peterson is good about keeping me informed of the status of the case. I would recommend to anyone who needs to hire an Attorney to seriously consider Shumway Van for several reasons. Shumway Van is a large successful law firm that has resources an individual attorney would not be privileged. Robert Peterson works hard on presenting the best case, and if necessary has Partners in the firm with vast experience that can give advice or recommendation on the case. Money is a huge factor when you need an attorney. Although no attorney is "cheap" and if they are "Run". I find in my case the fee's for legal representation to be affordable. Word of advice, if you hire an attorney that is "Cheap" it could affect the case at hand and affect future cases. This is part of the reason I have to seek legal counsel to try and correct a problem that should of been dealt with the first time money was spent going in front of the court. Best of Luck with your decision and your case. I would recommend Robert Peterson with Shumway Van.

Joe Lopez
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Alex P.
    Verified review

    I’ve known Joe Lopez for over fifteen years. So even though he didn’t draft my original will, when it was time for me to update it I naturally went to him for assistance. I knew my will was outdated and I also knew that I would need more than just a simple will this time. Joe went step by step through the estate planning process with me. When I asked him if I needed a trust he explained the benefits and the disadvantages of a trust to me and he let me make the final decision. He also explained the importance and the role of other estate planning documents to me. Working with Joe made me feel like I took an active role in my own estate planning. He surpassed my expectations and I would recommend Joe to anyone needing estate planning services. A.P.

    • 13 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    John B.
    Verified review

    Very responsive to her clients. She helped me numerous times. No one likes to need an attorney. Don’t worry. Call her. I referred her many times to my friends. They were very pleased. They are still my friends! Jeanne is fair and honest. She puts your needs first like great lawyers should. You can’t ask more in an attorney.

    de la Riva & Associates
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Alison W.
    Verified review

    Ms. de la Riva prepared the legal documents for me for a very complicated estate settlement. I was very impressed by the thoroughness and insight that she had on the many details of the case. I feel very lucky to have had her expertise in these matters.

    Spahn Law Firm

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Here’s what you need to know about us. We are not your typical law firm. We are the lawyers you like. We believe in having fun, but we are uncompromisingly serious about protecting and preserving our clients’ assets. We believe that spice in life is good. We also believe you need to balance that spice with good stewardship through careful, advanced planning. The Spahn Law Firm is focused on the following: * Estate Planning * Probate * Tax * Trusts and Trust Administration * Real Estate * Family Law * Business Planning

      Weisinger Law Firm, PLLC

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        At Weisinger Law Firm, we are here to serve you and your family. Weisinger Law Firm is here for you whether you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, starting a new business, planning for the future of your family, providing protection for a loved one, or several other issues. Weisinger Law Firm will take the time to make sure that you’re aware of the process and are involved every step of the way. We care to speak in plain English, and we leave the lawyer talk to the other guys. Remember, we offer free initial consultations. That means you can feel at ease scheduling an appointment for a meeting today. We'll have the coffee ready!

        Marold Law Firm, PLLC

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          At San Antonio estate planning lawyers, Marold Law Firm, PLLC, we are your go-to San Antonio estate planners, tax attorneys, probate lawyers, divorce attorneys, bankruptcy lawyers, and estate and probate litigators. We are a philanthropic firm that both gives back 10% of our net profit each year to local San Antonio non-profits, as well as sponsors and hosts a graffiti abatement initiative every month in San Antonio.

          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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