Probate is the process of transferring a person's property upon her death. There are many ways to probate an estate, all made simpler by the existence of a will.
Knowing which probate tool is the most cost effective requires a review of your loved-one's property and debts, family situation, and estate documents.
Probate may involve many people or the court, therefore some matters are done within weeks, some take months or years.
Probate work is billed under hourly fee provisions.
Cost of services varies.
Hourly Fee Provisions. When providing legal services on an “hourly fee” basis, we may provide an estimated fee (either orally or in writing), based on the information you provide and the specific documents or services you request. However, our actual fee is a reasonable fee based primarily upon the hours we spend: drafting instruments, researching legal issues, consulting with you or with others on your behalf—in person or over the phone, etc. We charge our time in minimum units of 1/10 hour--6 minutes.