Costs of Not Having an Estate Plan

Probate Related Costs

With a trust you can protect your estate from the high costs associated with probate.  These costs include statutory attorneys fees, personal representative fees, publication, appraisals, court fees, and payment to secure a bond for the proceedings.


Gross Value of the Estate - Predicted Costs


$150,000 - up to $12,500 or more in special circumstances.

$250,000 - up to $18,000 or more in special circumstances.

$500,000 - up to $29,000 or more in special circumstances.

$750,000 - up to $40,000 or more in special circumstances.

$1,000,000 - up to $52,000 or more in special circumstances.

$1,500,000 - up to $64,000 or more in special circumstances.

$2,000,000 - up to $77,000 or more in special circumstances.

$3,000,000 - up to $102,000 or more in special circumstances.

$4,000,000 - up to $127,000 or more in special circumstances.

$5,000,000 - up to $152,000 or more in special circumstances.

$7,500,000 - up to $214,000 or more in special circumstances.

$10,000,000 - up to $278,000 or more in special circumstances.

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Costs of an Estate Plan

Much Less Than You Would Think

Estate plans begin under $2,000.  Most clients receive an estate plan for under $3,000.  Most estates under $10,000,000 in assets can be done for under $6,000.  Extraordinary work outside of the normal estate plan is billed between $250 and $300 per hour depending upon the county of residence.  Pennies in comparison to the potential taxes and fees.  Call today for a free consultation and quote.

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