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Hourly vs. Estate Percentage for Delaware County Probate Fees

Posted on Sat Nov 21, 2015, on Fees

From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Hourly vs. Estate Percentage for Delaware County Probate Fees

Most Recently Updated August 1, 2018.

“My dad died recently and his estate-planning attorney wants to charge us a percentage of the estate to act as the probate lawyer. I see that you charge hourly. Which is better?”

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Hourly vs. Estate Percentage for Delaware County Probate Fees

Hourly vs. Estate Percentage for Delaware County Probate Fees

I have found over the years that charging a percentage of the estate as the estate’s lawyer is seldom fair. Usually the percentage is disproportionate to the work done. I find that being paid hourly for actual work done is fair for everyone. Either way is legal and proper, I just feel more comfortable charging by the hour.

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In Conclusion: Hourly vs. Estate Percentage for Delaware County Probate Fees

I hope that this article was helpful in explaining hourly vs. estate percentage for Delaware County Probate Fees. Further, I included links to even more detailed information on my website. Therefore, please contact me and let me know how I did. Certainly, your comments and questions are welcome!

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