Probate fee(s) - Posted by Tim (CT)

Posted by Kristine-CA on February 13, 2004 at 10:59:14:

Tim (CT): very vague indeed. There is no typical probate function. Could be affidavits or other docs to transfer title to the real and personal property, could be that you will be appointed adminstrator. You could probably do it pro per and just pay fees of a few hundred dollars. Or pay an attorney anywhere from 1-3K for something more complicated.

Like I said, nothing typical. Too many variables such as a will/no will, debts/no debts, etc.

Make sure you get a probate attorney, not a general attorney. This is very, very specific law and you do not want to be paying a lawyer to learn it on your dime.

Sincerely, Kristine

Probate fee(s) - Posted by Tim (CT)

Posted by Tim (CT) on February 13, 2004 at 10:26:26:

I know this is a vague question but I can’t get a hold of my attorney at this point. Does anybody have an idea of what a “typical” probate function would cost? We’re not talking about alot of assets (savings and checking accts and 16% ownership of a property (approx. 15k value)).


Re: Probate fee(s) - Posted by BR

Posted by BR on February 14, 2004 at 11:34:50:


Went thru probate last year. Initial cost was $1200, attorney mananged to knock it up to $1600. I was told this would be quick and simple since all parties involved were in agreement as to what would be done…no chance.

Good luck!