Attorney for Wills

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Can edhat readers recommend a reliable attorney that does wills?

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a-1519748657 Feb 27, 2018 08:24 AM
Attorney for Wills

Bartlett & Herrington (805) 576-7693 Neal Bartlett & Stefanie Herrington. Very experienced and board certified estate planning attorneys. Our offices have been referring clients to them for years and they have done my personal estate plan as well. They work on the full spectrum from very complicated and high net worth clients to the simple will.

a-1519749762 Feb 27, 2018 08:42 AM
Attorney for Wills

Are you sure that you need an attorney for that? Attorneys are roughly $1500 to $3k. You have other options. Call me and I'll give you three other options you may want to consider. 805 680-1221

Always_Running Feb 27, 2018 09:40 AM
Attorney for Wills

OfficeMax has a DIY Will and Estate planning documents for $34.95

edsup Feb 27, 2018 10:27 AM
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Mark Aijian is excellent. I just recently had him draw up my trust. His office is at 1224 Coast Village Circle, Suite 36. (805) 963-0434

Yeti Feb 27, 2018 10:45 AM
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I totally agree with the previous: Bartlett & Herrington are experts in this are, easy to deal with and very efficient. 805-576-7693. We have been working with them for years.

Flicka Feb 27, 2018 12:41 PM
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Stefanie Herrington did our very detailed trust. she does a great job. Also, she is wonderful for getting military veterans taken care of, the only lawyer in SB, as far as I know, who does that. She took care of a 97 year old friend and got him amazing benefits, including $1,800 a month due to anyone serving in a declared war (they don't need to have been in the fight). She got rid of a woman trying to scam him.

Gordo Feb 27, 2018 05:31 PM
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I had O'Gorman & O'Gorman, LLP draw up my trust and will. They did an excellent job. They're located in Goleta.

a-1519801740 Feb 27, 2018 11:09 PM
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I second the recommendation. Barrett O’Gorman did a great job setting up a trust for us.

a-1519833892 Feb 28, 2018 08:04 AM
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PLease, Please Please don't try to draft a will yourself. I am a retired estate and trust attorney and I can tell you many sad stories about people who have done this with devastating and expensive consequences. It's definitely worth the cost to hire a trained professional to handle this important matter, especially in California where the estate and trust laws are byzantine.

Queendi Feb 28, 2018 08:16 AM
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Jim Cote, small firm, personal service. 805 966-1204 Can't say enough good things

synchronicity Feb 28, 2018 08:35 AM
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Victoria Cole at About Justice, 1936 De La Vina, 805-563-0853. She's wonderful and more affordable than most attorneys.

a-1519835936 Feb 28, 2018 08:38 AM
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I am a retired attorney and agree that the need for a will is questionable in most cases. Generally it seems related to attempts to 'get even' with or otherwise manipulate heirs and others. I don't have a will and am happy to let my estate transfer in the manner provided by the laws of the state of California. In any event I will not be around to complain and cavil about how it happens.

pii Feb 28, 2018 08:03 PM
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I know someone who has money, but no will, trust or health care directive. Also no family. That someone has been sucked up by the system and can't get out of it. The determination of mental incompetence is unwarranted, IMO.

VachelLacasse Apr 19, 2018 10:26 PM
Attorney for Wills

Recently my neighbor had gone through this procedure and he had hired an attorney from http://www.tarabay-gemayel.com/ and had a good experience with it. You can also search for attorney over here that does well as there are various lawyers available who are experts in their specialized field. You can find a reliable lawyer here that does will.

Bird Apr 20, 2018 07:36 AM
Attorney for Wills

Take a look at the books and software at Nolo Press, http://nolo.com. They are reputable publishers of legal self help information. If your situation is complicated, a lot of assets, and, especially, if you have a family for whom you want to provide or, conversely, don’t want to provide, then it would be wise to have the result looked over by an attorney, any of these mentioned or others who specialize in Wills/Trusts.

PitLocal Oct 07, 2020 04:46 PM
Attorney for Wills

Dana Longo is a fantastic Trust and Estate attorney. Excellent service, reasonable rates, and a nice guy.