I recently completed what I thought would be a long and dreadful process. “Dreadful” in the sense of knowing very little of what would be expected of me, or what information I would need to provide, and how the entire process actually works. Fortunately for me, I chose Mark Mateya, Mateya Law Firm, to handle my Estate Planning.
Just the thought of “estate planning” can be overwhelming. Within 10 minutes of my first appointment with Mark, I felt my stress level dropping, as he explained in simple terms exactly what we needed to accomplish (and why), and provided detailed direction on how we were going to get there. Mark’s comprehensive understanding of estate laws combined with his kind and caring personality turned “dreadful” into “meaningful”. Every family situation is unique and personal … Mark answered every question and addressed every concern with a complete understanding of my specific situation and my ultimate goal with regard to my estate. I learned so much from my few appointments with Mark and each appointment was punctual, professional and extremely productive. Whether you need to start thinking about your estate planning or need a simple Will & Testament, Mark Mateya, and his team at Mateya Law Firm, are the folks you want to be working with. Let them help you … help yourself and your loved ones. You won’t be disappointed.
When one is not used to dealing with legal matters, it is difficult to decide which attorney will work best for the matter at hand. In my case, I was fortunate to choose Mark to help me probate my sister’s will when she passed away. He was very understanding of my situation, the grief that was going through, and the areas where I would need help in settling the estate. The anxiety I had turned to calm recognition when I realized that he had the knowledge and expertise to carry out the procedures necessary. He is not only well versed in this area of work but is a caring person, taking the time to make sure that I understood everything as it was developing and discussing items with me until I was comfortable with what was happening at the moment. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is in need of help with their legal matters.
I had hoped to find a lawyer within my church, giving me reassurance that our religious beliefs would be similar. I met a man who attended my church who mentioned Mark as his lawyer in a conversation and he highly recommended Mark. I did research online and felt that Mark would be what I was looking for to assist me in my estate planning.
I have a complete Will and Testament, Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney, and Power of Attorney. Mark explained every step clearly and answered every question, and understood my concerns, giving me suggestions when decisions were difficult. I did not feel intimidated meeting with him as a lawyer.
I now have my long overdue Estate Planning completed. Mark and his staff were wonderful in each step of the preparation. I will recommend Mateya Law Firm to others without hesitation.
My siblings were involved in a long, drawn-out fight over my father’s estate, something he would have never wanted. I sat on the sidelines for about four years, watching them scratch and claw at each other through their attorneys. It was very sad.
I hired Attorney Mateya. I understood that he was an experienced estate litigator. He took the time to listen to my story and review the pleadings and the small mountain of paperwork which had been filed and came up with a plan. He was willing to both negotiate on my behalf, and go toe-to-toe with opposing counsel.
Within thirty days of his entering the fray on my behalf, we had an agreement in principle. My father’s estate was finalized within a few months of that date.
I would recommend Attorney Mateya to anyone who has an estate litigation issue in the mid-state.
I cannot thank Mark Mateya enough for his help during the very dark and bewildering period after my father passed away in 2017. He set my mind at ease about how the legal process is initiated, what matters required immediate attention and how the estate would proceed to closing. Mark’s advice and guidance were particularly valuable to me as executor of my father’s estate because while my late father was a resident of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, I live in Edmond, Oklahoma, which added to difficulty handling things surrounding my father house and a host of other items.
Mark and his staff performed a wonderful job providing me with timely responses to my numerous questions, including giving quick replies to my phone and email inquiries. Mark’s expertise in Pennsylvania’s estate laws and regulations, including probate matters, was evident from the start and proved invaluable throughout the entire process. Moreover, Mark is very personable and easy to work with.
I am very fortunate to have had such great legal representation for my father’s estate. I highly recommend Mark Mateya as an estate attorney.
I live in New York, and my Mom passed away recently in Mechanicsburg. As executor of her estate–tangled with a warring stepfamily–I had no idea who to contact or how the estate process worked. I found the Mayeta Law website through a random search-and was glad I did. Mr Mayeta returned my phone call, and was extremely generous with his time to guide me through the process. He has an amazing ability to “connect the dots” in the details I offered, and gave me a professional assessment of what I might face or gain by pursuing legal action. Through his suggestions, I opted to leave things they way they were, with a clear understanding of what it might cost, and what I could stand to gain. Anyone who finds themself in a similar situation, would do well to contact this law firm.
Attorney Mateya has done a great job. I am satisfied .Things I didn’t know about were taken care of. I am happy with the service and the wonderful way things have been handled.