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The Domozick Law Firm PLLC
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

When you need an attorney, you want someone who is understanding, compassionate, and willing to make the time to meet your needs. Here at the Domozick Law Firm, we strive to provide that level of service and comfort to our clients across Hampton Roads and beyond. We offer flexible and affordable legal services to business, individuals, and families in a wide variety of practice areas. Businesses Our goal is to be a one stop shop for all the legal needs of your business. Whether that means forming a new corporation, reviewing contracts, or collecting past due balances from your customers—The Domozick Law Firm is here to serve you and your company. When you contact us, you will be provided a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We are happy to work around your schedule—we can meet at our office or yours, during the normal business day or after hours. During the consultation, we will discuss the needs of your business and the particulars of your situation and address any questions or concerns you might have. We will give you our thoughts, advice, and opinions. Then we will discuss your options for going forward and how we might be able to assist you. At the end of the consultation we will quote you a fee and discuss the appropriate payment arrangements. We will put our proposal in writing and let you take as much time as you need to make an informed decision about how to proceed. Individuals and Families People face a wide variety of legal matters during their lifetime. You might be dealing with issues ranging from drafting a will, to facing an eviction, to starting your own business. The Domozick Law Firm works with individuals and families every day to assist them with their legal needs. During the consultation, our attorney will review your matter in detail, answer your questions, and address your concerns. We will offer insight, advice, and opinions and discuss options for proceeding forward. At the end of the consultation, we will quote you a fee and discuss payment arrangements. We will put our proposal in writing and let you take as much time as you need to make an informed decision before going forward.

  • 12 years in business
Heidi R.
Verified review

Outstanding company!!! We called them to assist us in setting up an LLC. and other legal documents that we needed, and they did an excellent job. We then found out that they could do so many other services, like notarizing documents, background checks, investigations, and human resources for our company. They also surprised us by assisting a few of our employees with financial solutions and real estate investing. I recommend that if you are needing any of the services I mentioned, that you give them a call. Even if you need a service that I did not mention call and inquire, you may just find what you need. We keep them on speed dial. Customer service is excellent also! DCS LLC.

Michael B. Hamar, P.C.

New To Thumbtack

    About

    Michael B. Hamar is experienced in assisting clients in preparing estate planning and related documents. The firm also handles real estate and commercial transactions. There are some basic estate planning documents and steps that every couple, married or unmarried, same-sex couple or not, should have prepared and duly signed. We have both flat fee plans and hourly fee plans. Bar and Court Admissions: Virginia State Bar (1977) and Alabama State Bar (1977); State Bar of Texas (1981); U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1979; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1981); U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1984) Education: University of Virginia, B.A., with high distinction (1974); University of Virginia, J.D. (1977)

    About

    The Law Office of Jason Head, PLC is the legal source for entrepuners and entertainers. This is the one place that the creative individual needs to turn for all of his or her legal needs. Both entrepreneurs and entertainers have a common trait – creativity. An entrepreneur is one who sees a vision for his or her company and then steps out in the belief of carry steps that are necessary to move the company forward. An artist is one who has a creative spark that lights a passionate fire in him or her and the desire to express that passion with others. The Law Office of Jason Head, PLC desires to be the one place where the creative individual (artist or business owner) can have their legal needs exceeded. Some of the services that the Law Office of Jason Head provide are estate plans that focus on asset protection to business formation advice for: * LLCs, corporations, partnerships, and nonprofits * Intellectual property licensing contracts, trade secret (non-compete or nondisclosure) agreements, registration of trademarks and copyrights * And help with online marketing laws including website documentation (i.e. privacy and copyright policies, terms of service, etc) * Employment and independent contractor agreements

    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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