Find a estate attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Find estate attorneys in Philadelphia, PA

Find estate attorneys in Philadelphia, PA

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Find estate attorneys in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 estate attorneys in Philadelphia, PA

Clients agree: these Philadelphia estate attorneys are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Justice Law Center P.C.

Justice Law Center P.C.

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
30+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We have been representing clients for over 25 years, concentrating on criminal, family & personal injury matters in Delaware, Pgiladelphia, Montgomery & Chester County, PA!
Robert H. Johnson LLC

Robert H. Johnson LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
13+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We specialize in bankruptcy and insolvency law and do not devote our time or resources to other areas of law. This affords us the opportunity to gain large amounts of experience representing Trustees, Debtors and Creditors providing unique insight into all sides of the process. Our experiences in both complex and simple matters are to your benefit.
Law Office Of Steven M. Zelinger, LLC

Law Office Of Steven M. Zelinger, LLC

5.0(1)
10+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Erin says, "Steve was extremely patient and thorough in explaining the estate planning process to us. He provided us with a comprehensive estate plan which has afforded us the peace of mind of knowing that our family will be taken care of in case something happens to us. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an estate planning lawyer." Read more
Fridie Law Group LLC

Fridie Law Group LLC

New on Thervo
2 hires on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I am the founder and owner of the Fridie Law Group LLC. We are a full service litigation firm with a concentration in Family Law, Criminal Law, and Municipal Court (DWI, moving violations). I have appeared in Municipal and Superior Courts throughout the State of New Jersey, but mostly handle matters in Central and Southern New Jersey. I view myself as I problem-solver, if you come to my office with an issue, I'll make recommendations on your best course of action, and explain how we can bring the results you desire to fruition. I am a zealous advocate who's not afraid to fight for my clients. I am also extremely accessible. You can reach...
BARATTA, RUSSELL & BARATTA

BARATTA, RUSSELL & BARATTA

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Our focus and specialty is on helping families and individuals with their trusts and estate needs.
Dover And Associates

Dover And Associates

New on Thervo
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Down to earth law firm working with community to assist in a variety of legal matters. Serving the greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.
Law Offices Of Daniel J Tann

Law Offices Of Daniel J Tann

New on Thervo
22+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We are known as the "Attorneys for All Generations ". Our firm prides itself in being a hands-on one on one legal firm. Clients deal directly with the attorney from the initial consult through trial. If we cannot handle a matter, we are nerworked to place the client with a firm who can provide the services needed.
Kreiner Burns

Kreiner Burns

New on Thervo
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
After spending the first part of my career as a civil litigator/business advisor for a large international law firm serving Fortune 500 companies, I decided to use my expertise to help my neighbors and small businesses in the community. Whether you are involved in a lawsuit, negotiating a contract, buying or selling a home, starting a business, in need of a will or even just have a traffic ticket to resolve, I will provide you with excellent, personal service at a reasonable price. I know how stressful it can be to need an attorney and I am committed to making that experience as comfortable as it can be by listening to you, by answering your...
Brian Lehrhoff EA, Tax & Accounting Services

Brian Lehrhoff EA, Tax & Accounting Services

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Every customer gets a personal touch. We do this all year long, not just at tax season. And when you call, you get me not an answering service. Working with people. This is now tax season # 40. If I didn't like working with people, I would have found another job. I solve problems. Sometimes problems you don't even know you have.
Beckett Key Law Group LLC

Beckett Key Law Group LLC

New on Thervo
Top Pro
Offers online services
9 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Shawn Beckett and Danielle Key have over 20 years of experience handling family, criminal, civil, municipal court and disability cases. We are a small firm proving big service and accessibility at reasonable rates.

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 Philadelphia estate attorneys

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Karen D.
He was easily accessible to answer any questions I may have had. Very personable!
Law Offices of Cristian Towers
Ian H.
Professional handled everything well ... Kept me informed and other clients got rid of their lawyer and asked for his number...great experience
Dover & Associates
Marta K.
I worked with Maria Testa of Testa and Pagnanelli from October 2015 to March 2017 for my custody proceedings in Philadelphia. From my initial consultation, I was convinced that I had made the right choice. Maria was knowledgeable, calm, and very sympathetic. Being a mother, herself, she really understood how to combine the human side of these proceedings with the legal side. In addition, Maria's communication and organization is unparalleled. She would reply to every email I sent (and there were many!) within hours if not minutes. No question was too small. She truly understood my side of these proceedings, and, moreover, knew how to turn my hopes into actionable motions that gave results. I would recommend Maria Testa and Testa & Pagnanelli to anyone and want to thank Maria for her dedication to me and my daughter.
Testa & Pagnanelli, LLC
Tomi D.
Aregbesola Law understand you as a client and puts themselves in your shoes! They are fast, efficient and quite a breather to with. I will continue to use Aregbesola Law for ANY and EVERY legal need.
Aregbesola Law
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