Find a estate attorney in Garland, TX

Find estate attorneys in Garland, TX

Find estate attorneys in Garland, TX

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Find estate attorneys in Garland, TX

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Top 10 estate attorneys in Garland, TX

Clients agree: these Garland estate attorneys are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.


Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Garland, TX
Kate M. says, "We just had our first child and wanted to get documents in place if something should happen to both of us. Penny walked us through all the options and answered all our questions. You can tell she knows what she is doing!" Read more


Offers online services
21 hires on Thervo
17+ years in business
Serves Garland, TX
Allen D. says, "good" Read more
The Nordhaus Firm

The Nordhaus Firm

New on Thervo
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Garland, TX
I am an Estate Planning and Probate attorney with 17 years of experience in assisting clients with Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, probate and guardianship matters. I love working with clients to help make a difficult area of planning easy and efficient to navigate and being there to walk my clients through the difficult next steps after losing a loved one.
Derek Davis,  JD, PhD

Derek Davis, JD, PhD

Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
Serves Garland, TX
Ann D. says, "Mr. Davis was professional and very easy to communicate with. He listened carefully to our needs and took time to answer any questions we had. We were able to quickly conclude our business in a stress free and financially reasonable fashion. Mr. Davis was wonderful! " Read more
The Bronson Law Firm, P.C.

The Bronson Law Firm, P.C.

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
Serves Garland, TX
I enjoy putting my 37 years of experience to work for each client, to present a case to the clients' best advantage and achieve the best deal possible with the IRS. We use the Taxpayer Bill of Rights and 15 other programs to put the IRS on the defensive, with you in control and the IRS responding to your proposals, instead of the other-way-around. I'm gratified when I can help clients put their IRS problems behind them so they can get on with their lives.

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 Garland estate attorneys

Recent success stories from people in the Garland area.
Suzanne R.
Penny did our wills and other estate planning documents like powers of attorney and DNRs. She is very thorough and you can tell she is listening to you and talking through a plan. She had our documents back to us in three days!
John D W.
A little expensive, but probably worth it.
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