Contrary to popular belief, it’s not only the very wealthy who can benefit from estate planning law or who might want to hire an estate planning attorney. If you want to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death and that your heirs and beneficiaries are looked after in the way you intended, a good estate planning lawyer will bring you peace of mind. Here at the State Bar Attorneys Directory, we list thousands of estate planning law firms across the United States - all of which have been screened and verified for your security.

Benham Miller & Harris Inc
1301 Congress Ave
Ste 210
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Benham, Miller, and Harris, Inc. is an accounting firm offering professional services to customers located in Boynton Beach, Florida. Their high-quality work includes preparation, planning, and problem-solving for taxes, QuickBooks, and services for individuals and businesses.

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Phone(561) 736-8448

Benham Miller & Harris Inc
1301 Congress Ave
Ste 210
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Benham, Miller, and Harris, Inc. is an accounting firm offering professional services to customers located in Boynton Beach, Florida. Their high-quality work includes preparation, planning, and problem-solving for taxes, QuickBooks, and services for individuals and businesses.

Benham Miller & Harris Inc
1301 Congress Ave
Ste 210
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Benham, Miller, and Harris, Inc. is an accounting firm offering professional services to customers located in Boynton Beach, Florida. Their high-quality work includes preparation, planning, and problem-solving for taxes, QuickBooks, and services for individuals and businesses.

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Phone(561) 736-8448

Benham Miller & Harris Inc
1301 Congress Ave
Ste 210
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Benham, Miller, and Harris, Inc. is an accounting firm offering professional services to customers located in Boynton Beach, Florida. Their high-quality work includes preparation, planning, and problem-solving for taxes, QuickBooks, and services for individuals and businesses.

Bever Dye, LC
4806 301 N Main St
#600
Wichita, KS 67202

Bever Dye, LC is well known in our community for providing efficient representation in all matters of tax, estate planning and business law. Our attorneys are approachable and responsive, offering creative legal solutions to issues tailored to meet your individual needs. Our goal is to ensure your best interests are always kept at the forefront through the highest levels of…

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Phone(316) 263-8294

Bever Dye, LC
4806 301 N Main St
#600
Wichita, KS 67202

Bever Dye, LC is well known in our community for providing efficient representation in all matters of tax, estate planning and business law. Our attorneys are approachable and responsive, offering creative legal solutions to issues tailored to meet your individual needs. Our goal is to ensure your best interests are always kept at the forefront through the highest levels of…

Biddinger & Bitzer Pllc
4415 Seeger St
Cass City, MI 48726

Biddinger & Bitzer PLLC provides Probate and Trust Administration services, Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Charitable Giving, Real Estate documents, and Medicaid planning and assistance. Our firm is located in Cass City in the Thumb of Michigan, and we service the Thumb and surrounding areas.

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Phone(989) 872-5601

Biddinger & Bitzer Pllc
4415 Seeger St
Cass City, MI 48726

Biddinger & Bitzer PLLC provides Probate and Trust Administration services, Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Charitable Giving, Real Estate documents, and Medicaid planning and assistance. Our firm is located in Cass City in the Thumb of Michigan, and we service the Thumb and surrounding areas.

Biddinger & Bitzer Pllc
4415 Seeger St
Cass City, MI 48726

Biddinger & Bitzer PLLC provides Probate and Trust Administration services, Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Charitable Giving, Real Estate documents, and Medicaid planning and assistance. Our firm is located in Cass City in the Thumb of Michigan, and we service the Thumb and surrounding areas.

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Phone(989) 872-5601

Biddinger & Bitzer Pllc
4415 Seeger St
Cass City, MI 48726

Biddinger & Bitzer PLLC provides Probate and Trust Administration services, Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Charitable Giving, Real Estate documents, and Medicaid planning and assistance. Our firm is located in Cass City in the Thumb of Michigan, and we service the Thumb and surrounding areas.

Block Legal Services, LLC
7430 Harwood Ave
Suite 150
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

I'm William Block, owner and sole lawyer at Block Legal Services in Wauwatosa. I handle estate planning, estate administration, probate and divorce cases. Every case that comes to my law office gets my personal attention. I look at every legal challenge as a puzzle. To solve it, I will first need to understand your situation and your objectives. With that…

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Phone(414) 930-4478

Block Legal Services, LLC
7430 Harwood Ave
Suite 150
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

I'm William Block, owner and sole lawyer at Block Legal Services in Wauwatosa. I handle estate planning, estate administration, probate and divorce cases. Every case that comes to my law office gets my personal attention. I look at every legal challenge as a puzzle. To solve it, I will first need to understand your situation and your objectives. With that…

Blut Law Group, APC
300 S 4th St
#701
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Our attorney, Elliot S. Blut, has built a practice centered on these two pillars of legal practice: effective counsel and customer service. For more than 20 years, he has developed a track record of success handling routine legal transactions and high-stakes litigation for individual and business clients throughout Southern California and Nevada. By understanding that a case that may seem…

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Phone(702) 706-0727

Blut Law Group, APC
300 S 4th St
#701
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Our attorney, Elliot S. Blut, has built a practice centered on these two pillars of legal practice: effective counsel and customer service. For more than 20 years, he has developed a track record of success handling routine legal transactions and high-stakes litigation for individual and business clients throughout Southern California and Nevada. By understanding that a case that may seem…

Blut Law Group, APC
300 S 4th St
#701
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Our attorney, Elliot S. Blut, has built a practice centered on these two pillars of legal practice: effective counsel and customer service. For more than 20 years, he has developed a track record of success handling routine legal transactions and high-stakes litigation for individual and business clients throughout Southern California and Nevada. By understanding that a case that may seem…

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Phone(702) 706-0727

Blut Law Group, APC
300 S 4th St
#701
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Our attorney, Elliot S. Blut, has built a practice centered on these two pillars of legal practice: effective counsel and customer service. For more than 20 years, he has developed a track record of success handling routine legal transactions and high-stakes litigation for individual and business clients throughout Southern California and Nevada. By understanding that a case that may seem…

Blut Law Group, APC
10100 California Route 2
#300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

For more than 20 years, our firm has been committed to achieving results while transforming the client experience. In a field where aggressive advocacy and personalized legal help can seem to be competing goals, we show our clients that they can and deserve to receive both.

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Phone(310) 203-0038

Blut Law Group, APC
10100 California Route 2
#300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

For more than 20 years, our firm has been committed to achieving results while transforming the client experience. In a field where aggressive advocacy and personalized legal help can seem to be competing goals, we show our clients that they can and deserve to receive both.

Bradford & Holliman, LLC
803 Garland Ferry Road
Scottsboro, AL 35768

Attorneys John R. Holliman and Melanie B. Bradford, together, have 37 years of experience in helping the people of Birmingham and North Alabama. Focusing in estate planning and Elder Law, we handle most Family Law issues. We are here to provide common sense legal advice from custody issues to family harmony. Contact Bradford & Holliman for a consultation today.

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Phone(256) 259-3301

Bradford & Holliman, LLC
803 Garland Ferry Road
Scottsboro, AL 35768

Attorneys John R. Holliman and Melanie B. Bradford, together, have 37 years of experience in helping the people of Birmingham and North Alabama. Focusing in estate planning and Elder Law, we handle most Family Law issues. We are here to provide common sense legal advice from custody issues to family harmony. Contact Bradford & Holliman for a consultation today.

Bradford & Holliman, LLC
2491 Pelham Pkwy
Pelham, AL 35124

Attorneys John R. Holliman and Melanie B. Bradford, together, have 37 years of experience in helping the people of Birmingham and North Alabama with their legal matters. John and Melanie focus their law practice exclusively on: Wills Living trusts (to avoid probate) Irrevocable trusts (asset protection) Special needs trusts for the disabled Family business succession planning Long- term Care Planning:… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(205) 663-0281

Bradford & Holliman, LLC
2491 Pelham Pkwy
Pelham, AL 35124

Attorneys John R. Holliman and Melanie B. Bradford, together, have 37 years of experience in helping the people of Birmingham and North Alabama with their legal matters. John and Melanie focus their law practice exclusively on: Wills Living trusts (to avoid probate) Irrevocable trusts (asset protection) Special needs trusts for the disabled Family business succession planning Long- term Care Planning:… Unclaimed: Claim this business

Braverman Law Group, LLC
1823 Folsom St
Boulder, CO 80302

At Braverman Law Group, LLC, we believe that informed choices help you have peace of mind. We also think estate transfers should be planned and customized to your family's unique needs and goals. That's why we sit down and explain your estate planning options in detail. We take time with our clients, so you won't feel rushed. We'll advise people…

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Phone(303) 800-1588

Braverman Law Group, LLC
1823 Folsom St
Boulder, CO 80302

At Braverman Law Group, LLC, we believe that informed choices help you have peace of mind. We also think estate transfers should be planned and customized to your family's unique needs and goals. That's why we sit down and explain your estate planning options in detail. We take time with our clients, so you won't feel rushed. We'll advise people…

Brindley Sullivan Attorneys
50 E 100 S
St. George, UT 84770

Protect your hard-earned money, preserve family relationships, control probate challenges Trusted help when you need it most call for your free consultation must be Utah resident (435.673.9220).

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Phone(435) 673-9220

Brindley Sullivan Attorneys
50 E 100 S
St. George, UT 84770

Protect your hard-earned money, preserve family relationships, control probate challenges Trusted help when you need it most call for your free consultation must be Utah resident (435.673.9220).

Bryan A Lowe & Associates PC
4011 Meadows Lane
#102
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Bryan A Lowe is a law firm practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, elder law and bankruptcy. For over 35 years, our firm has been helping clients in the Las Vegas area to achieve greater peace of mind by protecting their interests for generations to come. Our knowledge, experience and care for our clients has earned our firm…

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Phone(702) 259-0002

Bryan A Lowe & Associates PC
4011 Meadows Lane
#102
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Bryan A Lowe is a law firm practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, elder law and bankruptcy. For over 35 years, our firm has been helping clients in the Las Vegas area to achieve greater peace of mind by protecting their interests for generations to come. Our knowledge, experience and care for our clients has earned our firm…

Burandt, Adamski, Feichthaler & Sanchez, PLLC
1714 Cape Coral Pkwy E
Cape Coral, FL 33904

Our attorneys live and work here, and they are respected in the legal community for their integrity and civic commitment. Our clients appreciate the fact we have a long history of trust and service. Our longevity speaks to the fact that we are dedicated to our clients' success both in the short and long term.

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Phone(239) 542-4733

Burandt, Adamski, Feichthaler & Sanchez, PLLC
1714 Cape Coral Pkwy E
Cape Coral, FL 33904

Our attorneys live and work here, and they are respected in the legal community for their integrity and civic commitment. Our clients appreciate the fact we have a long history of trust and service. Our longevity speaks to the fact that we are dedicated to our clients' success both in the short and long term.

Butler Estate Planning
406 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282

Located in beautiful Tempe Arizona, Butler Law Office has been established since 1984. We provide quality representation for reasonable and affordable fees. We provide services such as estate planning, probate and estate administration, guardianships, conservatorships, and other legal services to individuals, families, and businesses in the Tempe Arizona area. We also provide these services in Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise…

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Phone(480) 921-0626

Butler Estate Planning
406 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282

Located in beautiful Tempe Arizona, Butler Law Office has been established since 1984. We provide quality representation for reasonable and affordable fees. We provide services such as estate planning, probate and estate administration, guardianships, conservatorships, and other legal services to individuals, families, and businesses in the Tempe Arizona area. We also provide these services in Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise…

Butler Law
4420 Oleander Dr
Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

At Butler Law, we believe the appropriate practice of law begins with closely listening to our clients. We will take the time to understand your concerns, your assets and your goals. Then we will work to help you achieve these goals in the most efficient manner possible.

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Phone(843) 808-9224

Butler Law
4420 Oleander Dr
Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

At Butler Law, we believe the appropriate practice of law begins with closely listening to our clients. We will take the time to understand your concerns, your assets and your goals. Then we will work to help you achieve these goals in the most efficient manner possible.

Canavan Law, PLC
3430 E Sunrise Dr
#130
Tucson, AZ 85718

At Canavan Law PLC, Tucson clients can find compassionate support and knowledgeable guidance from an attorney with experience and passion for client needs. You will receive personal attention and work directly with lawyer Bryan Canavan, Esq., from start to finish. We are also proud to offer all legal services in Spanish. Our goal is to provide qualified assistance to clients…

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Phone(520) 355-3920

Canavan Law, PLC
3430 E Sunrise Dr
#130
Tucson, AZ 85718

At Canavan Law PLC, Tucson clients can find compassionate support and knowledgeable guidance from an attorney with experience and passion for client needs. You will receive personal attention and work directly with lawyer Bryan Canavan, Esq., from start to finish. We are also proud to offer all legal services in Spanish. Our goal is to provide qualified assistance to clients…

Carroll Law Office
3 Lakeway Centre Court
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78734

Carroll Law Office is dedicated to providing you and your loved ones with quality estate planning and elder law resources. We provide comprehensive, tailored estate planning services to meet all of our clients' needs. Our firm is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Members of the Academy concentrate their law practices in the area of estate…

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Phone(512) 347-7526

Carroll Law Office
3 Lakeway Centre Court
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78734

Carroll Law Office is dedicated to providing you and your loved ones with quality estate planning and elder law resources. We provide comprehensive, tailored estate planning services to meet all of our clients' needs. Our firm is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Members of the Academy concentrate their law practices in the area of estate…

Carroll Troberman, PLLC
1400 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

Welcome to the Carroll Troberman, PLLC website. We proudly serve people throughout the Austin community, and we sincerely care about the well-being of our neighbors and their families. Help is just a phone call away. If you would like to schedule a consultation with our firm, we can be reached at 512-478-3800.

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Phone(512) 478-3800

Carroll Troberman, PLLC
1400 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

Welcome to the Carroll Troberman, PLLC website. We proudly serve people throughout the Austin community, and we sincerely care about the well-being of our neighbors and their families. Help is just a phone call away. If you would like to schedule a consultation with our firm, we can be reached at 512-478-3800.

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What is Estate Planning Law?

Your estate is the legal term for your property (real estate), money, and personal belongings at death. Estate planning law is concerned with the proper and legal transfer of your estate in accordance with the law and with your wishes. 

What Does an Estate Planning Lawyer Do?

 

An estate planning lawyer will arrange first of all for your estate to be valued. This involves establishing the total value of everything including your property, your money including shares, investments, and savings, your possessions, including cars and jewelry, and any business interests you may have.

 

Having valued your estate, your estate planning attorney will work to establish your wishes on how those assets should be transferred after your death. They will facilitate all the required legal documents such as your will - including a living will where required. If you wish, they can also set up trusts to manage assets on behalf of one or more beneficiaries. If you have underage children, an estate planning lawyer will also handle your wishes for guardianship of your children should they be left with no surviving parent. A good estate planning attorney will also work to maximize the assets that can be passed to your beneficiaries by minimizing your tax burden. They can also help you to set up power of attorney should you lose your capacity to make decisions prior to your death, and they can assist with business succession planning too.

 

How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Estate Planning Attorney?

 

The cost to hire the best estate planning lawyer for your needs will depend on the complexity of your estate and what exactly you are hoping to achieve.

 

If your affairs are relatively straightforward, you can use an estate planning attorney charging a flat fee for drawing up certain documents such as a will, a guardianship document, and power of attorney for financial and healthcare decisions.

 

If your affairs are more complex or your estate is of a high value, your estate planning lawyer will probably charge an hourly fee, which will typically range from $250-350 per hour. 

 

Undoubtedly skilled estate planning can be expensive in complex situations, but the money you spend on a good estate planning attorney will be worth it to have your legacy protected.

 

Tips for Hiring an Estate Planning Lawyer

 

Nobody likes to think about their own death, but It will save time and money if you are very clear about your wishes before you hire an estate planning attorney.

 

Before choosing a lawyer, take some time to consider exactly how you want your assets to be transferred, who your beneficiaries will be, and what other wishes you would want to see carried out after your death.

 

Once your wishes are clear in your mind, a personal recommendation is always a good way to choose an estate planning law firm. 

 

However, another good option is to use a specialist attorney directory like our State Bar Attorney Directory.

 

We list thousands of respected estate planning attorneys across the United States, and we make it easy for you to search for an estate planning law firm near you. Because you can also read reviews right here within the directory, it’s easy to narrow down the most trusted estate planning lawyers in your area.

 

It’s advisable to speak to several estate planning law firms before you make your final choice - and always get written confirmation of the expected fees and charging structure before your attorney starts work.

 

FAQ on Hiring an Estate Planning Lawyer

 

1 - Do I really need an estate planning attorney? Can’t I just write my will myself?

 

Yes, of course, you can if you wish. You can buy ready-made will templates to help you with this and if your affairs are very straightforward, this may be sufficient.

 

However, if you have young children or difficult family dynamics, or if you have business interests or multiple properties, you should consult an estate planning attorney at least in the first instance. They will advise you on how they could help, and you can then make an informed decision on whether or not to hire an estate planning lawyer.

 

The other problem with doing without an estate planning attorney is that people often just don’t get round to writing a will themselves, because, let’s face it, it’s not a fun activity, and one that we try to avoid thinking about.

 

If you die intestate - without a will - your property and assets will still be distributed to your next of kin, but this process will follow standard rules which may or may not match what you would have 

 

liked to see happen. By hiring an estate planning attorney now, you can have peace of mind for the future.

 

2 - What is power of attorney and why do I need to set it up?

 

Power of attorney is a complex area of law, but setting up power of attorney can bring great peace of mind and it is often part of the estate planning process.

 

Essentially power of attorney is a legal document in which you invest someone else (the agent) with the power to make certain decisions on your behalf should you be unable to make those decisions yourself. 

 

Typically, you might grant someone you trust, often a relative, power of attorney to make financial decisions on your behalf, and/or to make medical decisions and decisions about your care, should you become incapacitated for whatever reason.

 

A good estate planning attorney will explain the various power of attorney options to you and will set them up as required. Although you don’t have to have this safeguard in place, it does bring peace of mind that should you develop advanced dementia, for example, someone you trust will be able to take care of your interests. 

 

3 - What is a Living Will and do I need one?

 

A Living Will is a document created while you are of sound mind setting out exactly what you wish to happen to you should you be medically incapacitated or nearing the end of life. For example, it may specify the circumstances under which you would or would not wish to be resuscitated and circumstances in which you would or would not wish to receive life-sustaining treatment. It can also cover issues such as tube feeding, mechanical ventilation, and organ donation.

 

A Living Will differs from power of attorney because it directly expresses your wishes, rather than delegating those decisions to your agent.

 

Setting up a living will is a profound experience and you should consult an estate planning attorney to help guide you through the process. An estate planning lawyer will also advise you on the differences between a living will and power of attorney, and which option might be best for you.

 

You do not have to create a Living Will, but doing so would relieve the pressure on your family members should the worst happen, as they would not have to guess - and potentially disagree with one another - about what you might have wanted.

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