Taproot Law

Taproot Law

Human-Centered Legal Advocates

Services

Coaching

Coaching

$175

Coaching includes

  • 30-minute phone call with an experienced attorney
  • strategy to move your project forward
  • referrals to other resources including Taproot’s Make-it-Legal.

Common questions getting people stuck:

  • Should I sue my sibling? Should I sue my neighbor?
  • What do I do with my parent’s property?
  • I have this right, but they aren’t respecting it. Why?

Coaching & Review

$300

Includes coaching PLUS

  • experienced attorney reviews your documents before the coaching session and
  • they discuss your specific questions about those documents.

 

Common documents reviewed:

  • settlement agreements and other contracts
  • deeds, easements, and leases
  • estate planning documents
  • complaints, motions, and other court documents
Coaching is a Simple Process!

Schedule an Appointment Call

Return Assessment Sheet

Phone Call to Discuss Your Legal Goals:

Receive Summary and Next-Steps Guide

Make-It-Legal

Designed to pair with coaching, Make-it-Legal services give you the tools and instructions you need to complete a legal project.

Like coaching, Make-it-Legal is a limited-scope legal service. This means Taproot completes a list of tasks and then we give you a list of tasks to complete the project.

We do not go to court or negotiate directly with other people on your behalf. We help YOU do these things yourself.

Make-it-Legal can help you with these legal projects:

Make-It-Legal

Real Estate

Deeds

$200

  • Documents:

    Up to 2 deeds of the same legal description, property transfer affidavit, and other documents needed.

  • Instructions:

    Detailed steps to complete signing, recording, and filing.

Purchase Agreement

$600

  • Documents:

    Up to 2 deeds of the same legal description, property transfer affidavit, and other documents needed

  • Instructions:

    Detailed steps to complete signing and performing the agreement.

Easement, License, or Boundary-line Agreement

$700

  • Documents:

    one of the agreements above

  • Instructions:

    Detailed steps to complete signing, recording, and filing.

Leases

$400

  • Documents:

    lease, notices, and inventories.

  • Instructions:

    Detailed steps to complete all documents and properly manage the security deposit.

Make-It-Legal
Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Life

  • Documents:

    durable power of attorney (business decisions) and patient advocate designation (health decisions)

  • Instructions:

    Detailed directions on how to sign the documents and later use them.

$200

Estate Planning for Death - no trust

  • Documents:

    will; coordination of estate joint property; and coordination of beneficiary designations

$400

add a trust

$600

  • Documents:

    trust agreement, certificate of trust, and associated documents.

  • Instructions:

    Step-by-step instructions on how to sign and use your trust.

Add a partner

*$200

  • Married couples usually have coordinated estate plans, but you don’t have to be married to coordinate estate plans with your life partner.

  • *Add to any estate planning package

Make-It-Legal
Disputes and Litigation

Litigation Document Drafting

  • Documents:

    varies depending on need (complaint, answer, motion, brief) and the details are determined in your coaching session.

  • Instructions:

    how to complete your litigation documents, file, and serve them.

(starting at) $1200

Opinion Letter

$500

  • In certain cases, we are able to provide to you an opinion letter of the legal strengths and weaknesses of a situation so that you can use it to negotiate or use as a discussion tool with family members.

Joint Divorce

$1200

  • Documents:

    petition and numerous attachments for a joint or consent divorce.

  • Instructions:

    Step-by-step instructions on how to complete the petition and attachments, file, and serve.

Make-It-Legal
Business Tools

Power of Attorney for Special Purpose

$200

  • Documents:

    usually power of attorney for real estate or other purpose.

  • Instructions:

    Step-by-step instructions on how to complete and use.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

$500

  • Documents:

    Articles of Organization and other filings necessary to get your business off the ground.

  • Instructions:

    Step-by-step instructions on how to complete the documents and file them with the state.

Make-It-Legal: Administration

An administration is one big project that is made of two or more smaller projects. In probate estate administration, there are 6 projects that must be completed.

The first project is getting a personal representative appointed and open the probate. We prepare documents and other tools you need so that you can file and serve your documents.

You can hire us again for the second project that involves sending Notices to Beneficiaries and Creditors. Or you can do it yourself, and come back for another project.

If you start the probate yourself and get stuck, book with us to help move you forward and through to the next project.

Probate Estate Administration Projects

Project 1: Appoint Personal Representative & Open Estate

  • Documents:

    file application for probate and serve on beneficiaries

  • Instructions:

    Step-by-step instructions on how to file the petition and serve it.

$600

Project 2: Notices To Beneficiaries And Creditors

$300

  • Documents:

    notice to creditors (published in newspaper) and provide other special notices to creditors.

  • Instructions:

    Step-by-step instructions on how to publish the notice and serve the special notices

Project 3: Asset Identification And Plan For Liquidation And Distribution

$600

  • Documents:

    file inventory for probate and serve on beneficiaries

  • Instructions:

    Instructions on filing and serving the inventory and preparing for final payment and distributions

Project 4: Execution Of Liquidation And Distribution Plan

$600

  • Documents:

    prepare all deeds, bills of sale, receipts, and records.

  • Instructions:

    Instructions on recording deeds, filing, and collecting the proper evidence for the final account.

Project 5: Record Keeping

$600

  • Documents:

    final account and associated documents

  • Instructions:

    Instructions on filing and serving the final account and preparing for any last distributions.

Project 6: close the estate

$300

  • Documents:

    file sworn statement, certificate to close, and other associated documents to close

  • Instructions:

    Instructions on filing and serving the final documents

Workshops

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