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Lacey Estate Planners

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Dellino Law Group
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Breana O.
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They are very efficient, thorough, and extremely easy to work with. They return every email or call within the same day and are always keeping you in the loop about everything. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is going through a divorce.

Stanton M. Cole, attorney
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bill P.
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I first began working with Stan in the mid 1970s. Throughout this time he has kept my estate planning current with changes in the law and my personal needs. I highly recommend Stan. My association whit him has benefited me greatly over the years.

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Bedford Law Office
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephen F.
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Ryan was everything we were looking for in an estate attorney. He was professional, competent and extremely responsive.

  • 33 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Richard B.
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Did all as promised in handling probate for my father's estate.

JMB Financial Services LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Seth W.
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Working with Jacob of JMB Financial Services has been an extremely helpful and pleasant experience. His knowledge and ability to explain complex ideas and products in a clear and concise way has been invaluable. His approach to the markets and financial advice is a welcome breath of fresh air, compared to traditional retirement advisors.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Susan W.
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Adrienne is THE best estate planner EVER! Her ability to navigate through "how things are going to be and how you want them to be when you are no longer here" was perfect. Making a will is not easy but we owe it to our families to do it. I cannot thank Adrienne enough for making this process easy and I can move on with my life without that concern about any what if's when something might happen. I highly recommend Adrienne Stuart.

Sara A.
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Chris is one of the hardest working attorneys I've ever met. He truly cares about his clients and always works to get them the best possible outcome, considering their individual circumstances. Chris has prepared estate plans for myself and my parents, and at an extremely reasonable rate. I have referred friends and family members to him over the years and they always have wonderful things to say about Chris. If you are considering an estate plan, bankruptcy or need general legal advice, don't hesitate to call Chris!

About

We are helping families preserve their wealth during and after their lifetime! Stephen M. Waltar, PS – is a professional law service corporation based in Bellevue, Washington. We are estate planning attorneys based in Bellevue, WA whose mission is to provide residents of Bellevue and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Our Mission Counseling clients to reduce chaos, conflict, court and capital loss in their estates and to preserve their legacy.

About

We are a 43-year old estate planning law firm, with offices in Kent, Washington and Bellevue. We are 5 attorneys who provide high-quality and individualized service, including elder law, guardianships, special needs planning, probate, trust administration, and estate tax reduction strategies.

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Gebhardt Law Office is dedicated to providing clients with high-quality and cost-efficient services. We help clients on estate planning with a special focus on planning for the care of children. We work with the elderly in planning for long-term health care and eligibility for government benefits. We also create documents regarding our clients' care in the event of their incapacity that allow for their loved ones to know their wishes. Our clients love our personal, quick and cost-effective flat-fee services and enjoy working with Megan. Client feedback indicates that clients of the firm appreciate being given an honest assessment of what estate planning tools they needed to use and were not up-sold to living trusts unless the individual facts of their situation merited use of such a tool. It is our priority to make the planning process easy for you. Contact us today with questions, or to set up an appointment.

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I'm a family law and estate planning attorney. The legal process can sometimes be cold, confusing, and overwhelming, especially if you are already dealing with an emotional family situation. Unlike a contract or business dispute, in family law, you are laying the most important and valuable people and things in your life before the court for it to deal with your children, marriage, home, retirement, assets, safety, etc. It is about you, your life, and family; it is not “just business” to you or to us. At the Law Office of Dana K. Fossedal, we understand and respect this. We respect you. With over 12 years experience practicing law, I have a great deal of skill helping to guide my clients through these confusing and overwhelming times with knowledgeable advice and representation, coupled with respect, understanding, and compassion. I have successfully represented many clients over the years with various types of family law matters in almost every county in Western Washington, from Skagit down to Lewis over to Clallam. I also have experience dealing with all different kinds of people and personalities in working towards a successful resolution of these matters. Family law is not just limited to divorce or children. Family law can include problems in the following areas: • Divorce, legal separation, domestic partnership, unmarried couples • Child custody, parenting plans, non-parental custody, third-party custody, paternity, and adoption • Child support, spousal support, and DSHS • Community property issues, separate property issues, community property agreements, separate property agreements, and prenuptial agreements • Domestic violence and abuse, restraining orders, contempt issues, and CPS • Modifications of many different orders • Appeals I have experience in dealing with any one of these issues or combinations thereof, plus additional areas as well, such as estate planning. I am a strong advocate of employing alternative means to resolve family disputes, such as mediation or arbitration, as these methods always give you more control and input into the final outcome. Family law is one area where you want to have the most control possible over what happens with your children, your assets, and everything you have worked to build over the years. However, if that is not the direction you wish to take, mediation fails, or your particular situation simply calls for more aggressive tactics, I am always prepared to aggressively litigate your case at the same time, and I have extensive experience doing so. Regardless of your case or situation, we strive to treat all our clients professionally and with the understanding and respect you deserve. No matter how big or small your matter is, you deserve the same service and attention as anyone else. This is what we strive to offer all of our clients. If you have a family law issue you need help or advice with, please feel free to call us to schedule your free half-hour consultation. We would love to meet with you and discuss how we can help you handle what you are going through.

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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