How much does Probate cost?

There is not a set fee or rate for probate services.  If the probate appears straightforward and relatively uncomplicated some attorneys may charge a “flat” fee for all probate services, from start to finish.  Other attorneys may charge an hourly rate for providing probate services.  In this case, the total cost of probate is determined by whether there are complicated issues involved, how organized the Personal Representative is and whether there are issues raised and contested by heirs to the Estate.  Like any professional service, it is wise to consult with different attorneys and ask about their rates and fees prior to engaging the service.

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