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Harold S.
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Rah was quite professional and demonstrated she was fully competent. I had my estate plan done and will follow up with my wife's plan.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob G.
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Great experience with Zahra Lakhani. She helped me out with a number of legal issues and concerns that I had that included real estate contracts, my personal will, and even helped with a traffic ticket. The law firm has expertise in many different areas. Unlike other lawyers that show up to court or nickel and dime you for every question, you get a real person to work with you, help you thru all your questions, and show you the process.

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew S.
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Tim has been very helpful from the first conversation. He understands small businesses and their needs. He has structured his services in a way to allow small businesses affordable access to professional legal services. I plan to continue to use Tim's services.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maria A.
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Bridgett Williams is helping me build financial wealth while getting great benefits from the life insurance as 403 B plans offered. I highly recommend her and believe that she wants the best for each person she helps. Give her a call and get started today! Thanks, M. Adkins

The Fine Firm
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  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tim M.
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I greatly appreciate The Fine Firm's thorough, but no-nonsense approach. Because of their expertise and insight, we achieved a timely, quality outcome. Whether contractual negotiations, estate planning or just wise business advice, I have been more than satisfied with both the professionalism and performance of The Fine Firm.

Cassandra A.
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I need you to come to my home. My number. 8323717294 please. Call

Bob K.
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Mr. Brewer has handled several real estate transactions for me including purchasing property from an individuals, as well as some deed issues. I have found him very knowledgeable, quick to respond, upfront and forthcoming about what could and could not be done. I appreciated his frankness, as not to waste time. He was easy to work with, and always available when I had questions. He has earned my respect and business.

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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.

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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).

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Our law firm serves clients in the Houston, Texas area and provides assistance in the following: * estate planning * elder law * Medicaid * trust administration * probate

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We are a Texas law firm focused on estate planning and probate. We are offering Texas-specific, attorney-drafted wills online.

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One of the most valuable services an attorney can perform for a client is to give them protection, and save them money. Thoughtful estate planning does both. One way it does so is by providing documents and strategies that will make one's wishes known to family and the world at large should one become incapacitated, terminally ill, or die. It is a long-term endeavor. After all, these documents usually have a very long shelf life, lasting for years -- sometimes decades! Another way good planning helps is to cut down on legal expenses (and sometimes estate taxes) by paving the way for simple and independent estate administration down the road. For me as an attorney, this is a fulfilling service. I just love it. One of my favorite aspects of estate planning is getting to know each family's unique makeup and circumstances (oh, the stories I could tell!). I love knowing I am providing real help to a family, and that they realize it's a long-term, positive-value proposition for them and their heirs. I charge less than most attorneys for estate planning from what I am told. I am okay with that. Job satisfaction is about a lot more than just the money earned, and I am a completely contented attorney. Dan Bawden

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I am an experienced attorney with focus on real estate, wills and estate planning, and transactional contracts.

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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