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Pasadena Probate Attorneys

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Delvaille Law Firm, P.C.
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Darryl A.
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I am in the beginning stages of an investment contract breach. Tamisha gave me great advice on how to approach the situation and offered a helping hand if I need further legal assistance. She was very professional and I like her thought process. Tamisha Delvaille is the right attorney for your legal matter.

Hanten & Associates, PLLC
4.4
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas H.
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Part 1 of my review. So after much research on finding the right divorce attorney, I decided to go with Mr. Hanten and his associates. The reason this is part (1) one of my review is due to my case is still on-going and I will write my final review once all is said and done. My experience with Mr. Hanten and his Wonderful Legal Assistant thus far has been amazing!! Prompt responses, professional advice and more importantly, Mr. Hanten and his firm gives me the impression that they actually care!! I will follow up with this review once my case is settled and complete.

Law Office of Bryan Fagan
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Rian J.
Verified review

Best of the Best the whole firm is very friendly it helps a lot to be treated with care by your legal counsel. Bryan and his office were always so kind, respectful, and caring throughout the whole process and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend them!

The Lamar Legal Group
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Frances H.
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Ms. Lamar handled my divorce prompt and efficient from start to finish. She was always available, even for the simplest of details. This was my first time needing an attorney for any matters. This was also a difficult time/decision for me. She was a great listening ear, positive support, and professional. I was able to call her, email her, and/or text her at any time. She ALWAYS responded promptly. She never made me feel as if I was a bother or that my questions were not important. She was definite a great choice.

The Radler Law Firm
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Catalina J.
Verified review

Attorney Radler always returned my calls and helped me wade through the complicated web of legal issues to find the strategy that best fit the legal outcome I desired. Highly recommended!

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Selina A.
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I was looking for an attorney to review my franchise contracts and lease agreements. I found Zahra Lakhani who was very easy to work with and she handled everything in a professional and timely manner. She's very reasonable and very diligent in her work. I will be seeking her expertise for my future contracts.

  • 36 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christian M.
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James provided real value from call 1. He was patient to hear my case andmy concerns and provided an array of options based on different scenarios. He was knowledgeable and candid. Great guy.

West & West LLP
5.0
from 1 review
    Michael T.
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    Michael West has been my family attorney for three separate cases in the past nine years. In the first one, he defended two of my Civil Air Patrol colleagues and myself against a fraudulent lawsuit brought about by two individuals that claimed we had contracted with them for rental of a facility when we clearly were publicly acknowledged that the facility was permitted to be used by the Hobby Senior Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol rent free. The culmination of that lawsuit was when the plaintiffs were unable to explain how a signature line on the purported rental document specifying a Wing Commander’s signature had been obliterated by a “cut and paste forgery” of one of my colleague’s signatures. Other witnesses testified as to the authenticity of our claims of being allowed to use the facility rent free without any obligations what-so-ever. The judgement in that case was that both sides went away and took nothing from each other but the judgment cleared my colleagues and myself of any obligation (past, present and future) to the plaintiffs. A second case was against a defendant that tried to claim that money I had loaned her was a gift when I clearly had a document that the defendant had initialed indicating that it was clearly a loan that was to be repaid by a certain date without interest at that specified time. The defendant contested that position but on a check that the defendant had cashed, it was clearly documented that the check was an “emergency loan.” The defendant tried to dispute that documentation but the judge would have none of that nonsense from the defendant and ruled in our favor. The defendant had to pay the judgment against her and despite several appeals by the defendant; the case was clearly a victory for us. A third case that involved a property dispute has just been completed and the ruling of the jury was 12-0 in favor of Michael’s client, Lucy Turoff. This was a matter of a purchase of property by my wife. The defendants in that dispute had unlawfully encroached on almost a ten foot swath of the property that they claimed was theirs by adverse possession and that they claimed to have had a fence delineating that claim in place for many years. That was proven to be a false claim as well as their claim of the proper boundary of the property. We had photographic evidence that such was not the case and all of the property surveys supported our position in the lawsuit. With all of the legal documentation supporting our position and video documentation of the tortuous interference by the defendants, we were totally confident in our attorney’s ability to have the jury trial (that the defendants insisted upon) won in our favor. I highly recommend Michael West’s firm (West and West, L.L.C.) for use by those who seek justice in civil case matters. Respectfully yours, Michael L. H. Turoff

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Wanda D.
    Verified review

    My case has just begun so I don't have a final accessment; however of all the attorneys I interviewed she was the most professional and down to earth simultaneously.

    About

    Deron is an attorney and a certified public accountant or CPA who provides legal services through the Law Office of Deron R. Harrington based in Houston. The Law Office of Deron R. Harrington offers big picture and holistic advice to businesses and individuals. Deron R. Harrington's legal practice is primarily focused on the areas of estate planning, commercial law, litigation, probate, real estate, and taxation.

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    We proudly serve Galveston, Harris, and Brazoria counties including Friendswood, League City, Kemah, Webster, Alvin, and all the surrounding areas. We offer legal representation in many areas, including estate planning, criminal defense, mediation, and more.

    About

    I cover the following: * Bankruptcy (primary area of practice), which includes the following: - Chapter 7 Individual Consumer or Business Filings for Debtors - Represent Trustees, Creditors, Purchaser and Other Interested Parties in Bankruptcy Cases - Represent Plaintiffs and Defendants in Adversary Proceedings * Estate planning and probate, which includes the following: - Draft Wills, Trusts and Other Estate Planning Instruments - Represent Executors/Administrators in Probate Proceedings * Corporate law, which includes the following: - Preparation of Business Formation Documents for Partnerships, Corporations and Limited Liability Companies - Draft Corporate Agreements, By-Laws and Operating Agreements - Draft Business Contracts such as Consulting Contracts, Project Management Contracts, Construction Contracts and Vendor Contracts * General contract and civil litigation matters, which include the following: - Draft, Review or Revise Contracts - Represent Plaintiffs and Defendants in General Civil Matters

    About

    I am a Houston based attorney specializing in the practice of general law. Most of my cases have been in the areas of writing and reviewing contracts, family law, estate planning and guardianships, and employment law. I have less experience in antitrust law and business law. I have also traveled to Texan cities to work with attorneys in reviewing documents for litigation.

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    I am a lawyer for your personal needs. Practice areas include: * bankruptcy * social security disability * probate and estate work * real estate transactions * small business representation (contracts, collections, etc.)

    About

    We provide experienced and affordable family law services for you and your family. We cater to client's seeking assistance in any area of family law, such as divorce, child support, child custody, name change, paternity, modification, enforcement, visitation, wills, probate, estate planning, power of attorney, and deeds.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC was built on one belief: integrity. Since the beginning, we have helped our clients achieve their desired results without wavering from our principle of integrity. We promise to provide the best legal representation, while maintaining our belief and adherence to the principles of legal ethics and always provide our clients with honest and prompt advice. As a 3 attorney firm with over 30 years of combined experience, we help our clients in areas such as immigration, tax, corporate law, labor and employment, family law, estate planning and probate.

    About

    I am a real estate attorney licensed by the State Bar of Texas. I have been in practice for 30 years. I do Houston practice that includes litigation and contract work. I offer reasonable rates.

    About

    Experienced Real Estate lawyer and Houston title company serving the individual, mortgage company and real estate professional with deed transfers, title heirship and closing issues. Woodlands and Spring, and North Houston. Servicing Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Galveston, Brazoria Counties. Courtesy Closings Available. Office of American Title Company, David Gotschall, Attorney at Law. Services Real Estate Estate Lawyer, Financial Planning, Residential Title Searches and Closings, Commercial Title Searches and Closings, Preparation of Real Estate Agreements, Mortgage Refinance Closings, Builder Services Specialties Contracts, Estate Planning, Trusts, Heirships, Title Insurance

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    Whether representing clients who must navigate the emotional and complex arena of guardianship or clients who need a skilled professional to represent them with a probate matter, special needs planning, special needs trusts, or estate planning, our office provides legal services to clients who are seeking professional legal assistance and guidance.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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    I have twenty-three years of experience. I provide zealous representation and reasonable rates. I specialize in criminal, juvenile, family, immigration, wills, and personal injury cases.

    About

    My practice includes both Texas and federal tax planning, as well as defense of tax collection activities and tax controversies and business planning and formation (entity formation, as well as shareholder, partnership or LLC-operating agreements, and buy-sell agreements). Additionally, I assist with estate planning, probate litigation and administration, guardianship litigation and administration, trust drafting and administration, business transactions (including some securities work), real estate transactions, and litigation under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act and the Rehabilitiation Act of 1973. I have assisted businesses and families that own businesses in a number of forums, including state and federal district court, US tax court, before-arbitration panels, and in US bankruptcy court (representing both debtors and creditors).

    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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