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Fredericksburg Estate Planners

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Basileia Law, LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Orlando A.
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Provided estate planning services. He was truly a pleasure to work with, patient and will to take the time to evaluate our needs.

  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Neil P.
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Mr. Ho drafted a living will for me meticulously. His suggestions were comprehensive and objective. I am looking forward to his services with further estate planning as soon as I am ready.

Morisi Associates, PLLC
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Angela G.
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Ms. Morisi did a great job establishing the documents that will ensure my minor son's interests are protected, should something happen to me. Her experience working with Navy Federal also helped, since they will be in charge of my estate. I've already referred her to someone in my office.

John L. Nantz Attorney
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Patricia H.
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    Knowledge of current laws, quick understanding of clients' issues, strategies that work, and reasonable fees are why I have used John as my attorney for 25 years. He has done wills, trusts, and other documents related to estate planning for me, and I have recommended him to others for divorce/family problems. John is your best defense for all legal matters!

    Hazelwood Law Firm
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 37 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Pirsch & Associates, PLLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    We offer estate planning and probate services. We prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and medical directives for clients in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. We can help you administate an estate or trust. We offer flat fees and evening and weekend appointments.

    Miorini Law PLLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 9 years in business
    Paranzin V.
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    I need help. NEED AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE EUROPEAN PROPERTY SALES. Living in apartments ASKED POLICE. Forced to sleep with the window open. Chill neck, head. Are treated like animals. DALY political status. PLEASE HELP. Possible today to write.

    Hazelwood Law Firm
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 35 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jennifer H.
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    So happy with Attorney Hazelwoods professional and quality of care he shows a potential client. My father passed last Thursday and I was charged with researching whether or not we needed to probate his estate. Attorney Hazelwood quickly responded and even took the time out to call my mom on a Saturday afternoon. She was very pleased with the free telephone consultation he gave her and his legal recommendation. Thank you so much for being there for my family in our time of need

    About

    Arlington Legal, PLLC, is dedicated to assisting you with all your needs regarding wills, trusts and estates in Virginia. Whether you need help navigating the confusing area of estate planning, need help with probate and administering an estate, or are having problems with a fiduciary or want to contest a will, we can help! We provide assistance with all aspects of estate planning, including the drafting of wills and trusts tailored to client's specific needs and circumstances. We can provide advice regarding how to minimize or even avoid estate and inheritance taxes, how to best title assets, including real estate, and how to ensure that your estate is disposed of according to your wishes. We also have extensive experience in "life planning" and handling issues relating to incapacity, including preparing powers of attorney and advance medical directives, including medical powers of attorney and living wills. We are also familiar with the probate process, frequently act as fiduciaries, and provide legal assistance to other fiduciaries in administering trusts and estates. From simple estates that don't need to be probated to complicated estates with a wide range of assets, we can provide you with the guidance you need, or even handle it for you.

    • 39 years in business
    About

    Our firm has 35 years of experience in wills, trusts and real estate. We prepare "for sale by owner" contracts and conduct closings for purchases, sales and refinances. We have offices in Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia. Please visit our real estate website VirginiaClosings.com We give AARP and military discounts.

    About

    Conway & Pannell offers comprehensive estate and tax planning, asset protection, business succession, special needs, and many more services for McLean, Virginia and Maryland.

    About

    For over three decades, the Fredericksburg law firm of James W. Hilldrup, PLC has been serving the Commonwealth of Virginia in the areas of real estate, land use, probate, landlord/tenant law and a host of related issues affecting the development of our local communities. If you are in need of estate planning assistance or counseling from a Fredericksburg real estate lawyer, James W. Hilldrup, PLC is the destination that can offer you exemplary and experienced legal services.

    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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