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Top 10 estate attorneys in San Diego, CA

Clients agree: these San Diego estate attorneys are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Lavelle Law Group, APC

Lavelle Law Group, APC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves San Diego, CA
Experienced Law firm emphasizing one on one represetation of our clients needs to achieve the best results in a cost effective strategy
Law Office Of Chris T. Nguyen, APC

Law Office Of Chris T. Nguyen, APC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
6 hires on Thervo
9+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Peggy H. says, "Mr. Nguyen was very professional and listened to my concerns regarding divorce and legal matters. Mr. Nguyen took time to speak to me on a Sunday even though its not his normal working hours when I reached out to him regarding my legal issues. I have retained Mr. Nguyen and hes great, professional and courteous and works hard for his clients. I will highly recommend Mr. Nguyen to anyone seeking legal problems or advice." Read more
Jackie Robert Geller, LL.M, Attorney At Law

Jackie Robert Geller, LL.M, Attorney At Law

New on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
35 years experience. Reasonable fees. Personal attention.
Platinum Probate & Estate Planning

Platinum Probate & Estate Planning

New on Thervo
Offers online services
55+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Quality legal services with integrity and experience. We handle all aspects of estate planning and probate as well as the formation and administration of corporations and Limited Liability Compnies. Reasonable fees. How can we help you? I emjoy solving problems and preventing future problems for clients. Offices in San Diego in the Del Mar area and a home office in Murrieta as well. If you have trouble driving I can meet you in your place of business or home....
Weissler Law Group

Weissler Law Group

New on Thervo
Offers online services
33+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
The Weissler Law Group focuses on helping clients maintain control & preserve their hard-earned assets. We feel that no one should be required to sacrifice a lifetime of work to either bad circumstances or in order to receive care in their old age. We provide Asset Protection, Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate representation. Estate Planning is about controlling your assets during & after your lifetime. We seek to minimize taxes, reduce family conflict & smooth the transfer of assets through custom trusts, wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, & business structures (including FLPs, FLLCs, & Corps). We take the time to ask and answ...
Law Office Of Jack J. Boltax

Law Office Of Jack J. Boltax

New on Thervo
36+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I have been a practicing criminal defense attorney since 1984. I have handled well over 2000 felony and misdemeanor state and federal criiminal cases, including approixmately 200 trials. The cases I have represented people on involve charges such as murder, manslaughter, arson, violent crimes, drug smuggling, distribution, conspiracy and possession, felony and misdemeanor assault, robbery, bank robbery, felony and misdemeanor driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence, to name a few. I am also familiar with alternative sentencing options that can minimize or keep people out of jail. For me, no matter what the charge, I devote my ...
Law Office Of Elliott Kanter

Law Office Of Elliott Kanter

New on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
My office takes time to discuss our clients' issues and together we work to figure out the best way to proceed. Practicing law should be a partnership with our clients so they receive a result that involves their wishes and goals. Because of my trial experience, the opposing attorneys respect my firm and are often willing to sit down and negotiate a fair result. By being always ready and prepared to go to trial, our clients are assured of great results. Meeting new people and working out their issues. Whether it is an injury case, a criminal matter, putting people at ease is a primary goal....
The May Firm Injury Lawyers

The May Firm Injury Lawyers

New on Thervo
15+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
The May Firm Injury Lawyers is a personal injury law firm located in Chula Vista, CA. We are a leading Chula Vista personal injury attorneys firm. Our highly experienced Chula Vista personal injury lawyer has the necessary knowledge and experience to help all Chula Vista residents with a variety of cases, including motorcycle, car and bicycle accidents, defective products, dangerous premises, catastrophic accidents and much more. Each of one our personal injury attorneys is fully dedicated to defending the rights of our clients, and will aggressively pursue the best resolution for each case. Being locally based gives us a lot of hands-on exp...
J.R. Wilkinson, Personal Injury Attorney

J.R. Wilkinson, Personal Injury Attorney

New on Thervo
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
12+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I personally handle every California auto accident case from start to finish. If you ever have any question or concern, I will take your call. I love seeing the looks on my clients' faces when I hand them a settlement check.
Family Law San Diego

Family Law San Diego

New on Thervo
34+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Are you moving through divorce or dealing with family law related matters? At Family Law San Diego, our legal team of San Diego family attorneys is dedicated to safeguarding the rights and futures of families throughout Southern California. Backed by more than 125 years of experience, we have acquired the skills and knowledge it takes to help families move through successful processes through the use of collaborative law, negotiation, mediation, and cooperative divorce. If you and your family are experiencing hardships, we encourage you to contact a San Diego family lawyer at Family Law San Diego as soon as possible. Because we truly care ab

Your Estate Attorney questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

What is the average fee for an estate attorney?

An estate attorney charges $250 to $700 per hour or $500 to $3,000 total on average, depending on the location, their experience level, and the services included.

A wills attorney charges a $100 to $120 flat fee to write a will for a simple estate. This is the most basic choice for people with fewer property and needs. Most wills go through probate court after death, which can be a lengthy and frustrating process.

Estate attorneys can help avoid probate by arranging a living trust for $1,500 to $3,000. A trust saves time and money in the long run if you plan on leaving money or property to loved ones.

What is an estate planning attorney?

An estate planning attorney specializes in arranging plans for assets in the event of your death. This includes:

  • Writing wills
  • Organizing trusts
  • Arranging power of attorney
  • Health care and elder care

Estate attorneys are often confused with real estate attorneys, but they are different fields of law. Estate attorneys manage your assets in preparation for death, while real estate attorneys help when buying or selling property.

Do I need an estate attorney?

If you are single, under 20 to 30 years old, or do not have any major assets, you probably don't need an estate attorney. Consider hiring an estate attorney if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are married.
  • You have one or more children.
  • You own property.
  • You have money you want to leave to someone.
  • You want to plan funeral arrangements ahead of time.
  • You want to name someone to make medical or financial choices if necessary.

How do I create an estate plan?

To create an estate plan, work with an attorney to create a will or a living trust. Make a list of beneficiaries and choose a trusted person to be the trustee or executor of your will. Before meeting with an attorney, gather documents related to your assets, which may include:

  • Real estate
  • Stocks
  • Bank accounts
  • Life insurance policies
  • Retirement accounts

How do I choose an estate attorney?

Browse our list of attorneys, then:

  • Get 3+ free estimates to compare.
  • Examine reviews and cases on Thervo and Google.
  • Choose an attorney who has passed the bar and has experience.
  • Pick someone who is professional and makes you feel comfortable.
  • Take into account the distance between their office and your home.
  • Get a written estimate or contract before casework starts.
  • Avoid making any large payments up front.

After asking questions, hire the best estate attorney in your area.

What questions should I ask estate attorneys?

When searching for attorneys near you, consider the following questions:

  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • When did you pass the bar?
  • How many similar cases have you worked on?
  • How long does it take you to draw up a will?
  • Based on my situation, would you recommend a will or a trust?
  • Do you have set prices or hourly rates?
  • Will you give me an estimate in writing?

Reviews for San Diego estate attorneys

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Ben L.
I've been shopping around and most people I talk to are charging an arm and a leg. They also talk about money before they ask me about my situation and what I need. It's quite rare at Benari and Nguyen they actually care and advise on what would be best for your situation. It's hard to find people out there actually trying take time to consult with you on what will be best for you, not how they can make they can make the most money off of you. Also, very affordable prices. I highly recommend my attorney Chris. He's been great with all my BK needs and happy to answer questions.
Law Office of Chris T. Nguyen, APC
Kim C.
Our families experience with Craig Walkon, and his Law office was exceptional. We have never been through anything like this before, and every step in the process was explained thoroughly. Walkon 's Law Office accepted our case, after many offices turned us down. He was thorough, efficient and always had our best interest in mind. I would definitely recommend Craig S. Walkon Law Office to anyone that would be in need of his services. I am very thankful for the professionalism and support I was shown, as well as the results we received in a very timely manner. Hopefully, we never experience another problem like this again, however, Craig Walkon would be the first person our family contacted. Throughout the experience I felt comfort to know our interest was in the best hands possible
Walkon Law Firm
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