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  • 11 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Dee D.
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I have hired Steve Buitron on several occasions. I have found him to be an excellent attorney! He is always responsive to my needs and concerns and has consistently done a good job for me and he always returns my calls. I highly recommend him.

  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Julieta E.
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Justin Niedens did an excellent job as my divorce lawyer. He took the time to talk to me himself and explained the entire process in terms that I would understand, furthermore any questions that I had he answered with patience. Additionally, the entire office is staffed with professional and courteous employees, and Mr. Niedens' paralegal, Sheyla, was a pleasure to work with. Lastly, and most importantly, Mr. Niedens delivered exactly what he promised me, which was a swift and uncomplicated divorce. I highly recommend his services.

Cramp Law Firm PLLC
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia F.
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Jim has been one of the best lawyers I have ever utilized. He was knowledgable, attentive and always just a phone call away. He takes the time to explain everything. If you need a lawyer you will be extremely satisfied.

  • 15 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Donald J.
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We have just contracted with this attorney for our wills planning.

The Portley Law Firm, P.C.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Excellent & honest attorney!

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  • 10 years in business
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Our firm provides a more personalized and personable approach than most professional services in the legal field. Our attorneys work to make themselves available and accessible for their clients as much as possible. We strive to achieve the best possible outcome and do not settle for less than every penny or benefit we can get for our clients. Helping people who need our services in a time of life challenges. Attorneys need to remember that most of the time when a client calls - it is because a problem has come up - usually a pretty serious one. That impresses upon us the importance of our work.

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We are a general practice of law emphasizing criminal, wills, probate, family law, real estate, and acting as local counsel. We are well-known throughout the Tri-County area of Comal, Hays and Bexar County. We are a full-service law firm that works case from beginning to end. We have special skills in negotiations and litigation. We will take a case to trial when necessary. Customers love my integrity as I have never had an ethics complaint or been reported to the bar nor sued for malpractice.

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The following are offered: * family law: divorces, custody, child support, visitation * criminal cases: misdemeanors and felonies * probate: wills and estates * property transactions: document preparation

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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!

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I specialize in estate planning, wills, trusts and probate. I also practice in the area of business law, such as incorporation, contracts, employment issues, leases and some commercial real estate. I also work with physicians on business and regulatory issues. I am a solo practitioner, and I work from my home office. I offer very competitive rates and unsurpassed availability.

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I am an attorney focusing on simple divorces, estate planning and probate, entity formation and legal document review. I received my J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law, and I have practiced in San Antonio, Texas since 2010. My mission is to simplify seemingly complicated legal issues in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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We work in all state courts, and local offices in San Antonio, Texas. We offer family probate, wills, guardianships, criminal, civil litigation, real estate deeds and litigation, and interstate administrations.

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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