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Dellino Law Group
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
Verified review

Dellino Law group is amazing I hired them for my divorce after I had spent thousands on another lawyer and nothing was accomplished. Dellino Law group, gave me an initial 1 hr free consultation, I met michelle and Hugo after meeting other attorneys and they were the first ones that said what they would do for me. paid my retainer, they handled everything in a quick manor and to the point. Got my divorce settlement and at the end I had a balance remaining, how many times have you heard of that? They both know the law, smart sharp and to the point.

  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany S.
Verified review

My review is a bit lengthy, however please read it, I feel this Law Firm deserves my gratification and you deserve to hear from a pleased client. I was extremely happy with the outcome of my divorce case. I did not have to go to court and was able to settle things in mediation. I had the opportunity to meet the Office Manager/ Paralegal/ on her way to be a Legal Technician (impressive) Christine. She did my intake. Christine was so understanding and comforting. I knew this was a good start and a good sign. Then I spoke with Associate Attorney Brian Neuharth. He really didn't have to take time out of his schedule to talk to me about my case before Managing Attorney Mike Moceri was ready to meet with me, yet he did. My divorce case would seem to be an easy one, but there were twists and turns that made it unusually a bit more difficult than it needed to be. I wanted and needed the help. Mike did not have to take my case, but he did even though we both discussed that he would be in trial the day of my mediation, and one of his associate attorneys would accompany me in mediation. However, he would go to trial with me if it indeed had to go to trial. There were only 3 weeks before mediation and the Law Firm still took my case. Brian Holden was the Associate Attorney scheduled to be with me during mediation. Having him there was a huge relief and worth every penny. I truly feel my outcome would not have been as successful as it was without the support and assistance of Brian in addition to the backing of the Law Firm. Every single staff member that I encountered showed more concern about my case than expected. I know they have many clients other than me, but I sure feel like they went above and beyond to assured me they would do their best, yet also very forthcoming of worst-case scenarios based on their experience and how the law interprets a case like mine. My comfort and right away huge reduction of stress was greatly put at ease. In my mind, knowing that the worst-case scenario from them, I felt, would be better than any worst-case scenario I could have possibly gotten for myself. Bonus, I got exactly what I wanted and the help that I needed to make that possible. The outcome was better than I could have expected. If you take the time and go to their website and see the BIOS about the many memberships, accreditations and awards that they have, it shows, and I see why they received all these awards. Rightfully so! I assure you I knew nothing about this Law Firm, aside from what their website said before I hired them; my review is genuine. I wanted to share my experience, so others don’t miss the opportunity to work with this Law Firm. Go meet them in person, you will see! Will I hire them again if I need an attorney for any of the other services they provide? Most definitely yes!

Stanton M. Cole, attorney
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce R.
Verified review

Stan Cole is an honest, experienced, trustworthy attorney and a very fair one. He is detailed and takes a sincere interest in his cases. I highly recommended him.

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Bedford Law Office
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephen F.
Verified review

Ryan was everything we were looking for in an estate attorney. He was professional, competent and extremely responsive.

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McKinnie Law PLLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz V.
Verified review

Shane was very prompt in his response and seemed to be a very genuine attorney. Unfortunately, I had already hired another Attorney so I am not able to use Shane's services at this time.

  • 33 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Richard B.
Verified review

Did all as promised in handling probate for my father's estate.

Johnson Legal Group, PLLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary R.
Verified review

Meet with Matt today he came to me who does that anymore it was so great of him to take the time out of his busy schedule to meet thanks Matt he is really great and easy to talk to if you need an attorney he's the one to go to

  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kylie H.
Verified review

I've worked with John Stocks for many years, and I continue to be highly impressed by him as a family law attorney. His knowledge of family law rules and procedures is unparalleled, and he is diligent and thorough in his preparation for cases and representation of his clients. I would highly recommend Mr. Stocks as a family law attorney.

Brian Duce Attorney at Law
5.0
from 2 reviews
    PATRICIA V.
    Verified review

    Brian has done a wonderful job. Hes researched and researched all the information I've needed to get the best results possible . He listened to everything I wanted . I couldn't ask for a better attorney

    Sara A.
    Verified review

    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!

    LaCelle Law PLLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    LaCelle Law, PLLC, is a solo practitioner law firm on an upward growth path. Practicing mainly in Kitsap and Jefferson counties of Washington State, I take cases mostly in the areas of civil litigation, small estate planning, and general disputes. I am also currently reviewing cases in Benton County, Washington. I also review and consider taking cases in the areas of consumer disputes, landlord and tenant issues, religious liberty, and family law. I have been in practice for over 18 years and am admitted to both the Washington State Bar and the Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington.

    • 27 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We provide experienced, quality and personalized representation to our clients, recognizing that each client is likely going through their own personal crisis and will need an experienced and caring hand to help obtain the best outcome possible.

    About

    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.

    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.

    About

    We offer legal services (general practice, estate planning, family law, business law) servicing the Union, Hoodsport, Belfair and surrounding areas.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I offer personal injury, wrongful death, estates, probates and estate planning. I have over 12 years experiences as attorney. Although my office is located in Port Orchard, I appear in King, Pierce, Jefferson and Kitsap County in representation of my clients.

    About

    Bill helps businesses, individuals and families reach their goals by providing timely and thorough representation. He understands and facilitates each client's big-picture objectives, and efficiently integrates his role in achieving those objectives. Bill has litigated superior court cases all around Washington and cases in the United States district court for the Western District of Washington. He has also argued cases to the Washington Court of Appeals, and he has been admitted pro hac vice to several federal and state courts around the United States. In addition, Bill conducts a range of business and real estate transactions, including entity formation, partnership or shareholder agreements, commercial lease transactions, and purchase and sale agreements for real estate, business assets and entity interest. Bill also performs estate planning and estate administration services. Bill is dedicated to helping local charities, and serves on several boards of directors of non-profit corporations. He enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with his bride.

    About

    We're a Seattle business attorney whose main areas of practice are business formation and business contract review, commercial litigation, estate planning, probate and estate administration, real estate transactions, employment law, collection matters and business exit planning. For 20 years, we have helped small businesses and individuals in the greater Seattle, Washington area, achieve their goals in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. If you run a small business, find yourself involved in litigation, think you may need a contract review attorney, are seeking a business formation attorney, have an employment law matter, real estate issue, or need an estate plan or probate, call us to find out how we may assist you.

    About

    I have a full practice law firm. My practice areas include tax, bankruptcy, personal injury, family law, real estate, wills and estate planning and landlord-tenant.

    About

    The firm’s attorneys practice in a range of areas emphasizing: * business and real estate * personal injury * land use and construction * estate planning * probate * family law * commercial * municipal law * taxation

    About

    Anderson Hunter Law Firm, P.S. is a largest private law firm in Snohomish County with 16 attorneys. Get access to top legal assistance right in your own backyard. Our firm of top lawyers provides legal expertise in virtually all areas of law, including family law, personal injury, real estate, bankruptcy, estate planning, etc. Our personal law service includes the following: family lawyers, personal injury, criminal law, real estate, bankruptcy, estate planning, guardianship and probate and tax law. Our business law service includes the following: business and commercial, employment, real estate, litigation, insurance and insurance defense, construction and lien and foreclosures. Our municipal law service includes the following: bankruptcy, healthcare, tax law, land use and environmental, employment, utilities, public contracts, school law and litigation.

    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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