From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Paying Montgomery County Probate Attorney Fees
Most Recently Updated July 20, 2018.
“I am named the executor of my father’s estate, but know nothing about the probate process nor do I have the time. I want to hire a probate attorney to help me, but how is the probate attorney paid?”
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Paying Montgomery County Probate Attorney Fees
As executor you have the right to use estate funds to hire professionals to assist you. Typically, you will hire an attorney to assist with the probate process, the transfer of assets and making sure you are released from liability. Typically, you may also hire an accountant, a realtor and a financial advisor.
You can have any agreement you wish with the lawyer, but we charge an hourly rate rather than a percentage of the estate. You can give a percentage of the estate as a fee, but that amount is typically either too large or too small. I find that the fair answer is to pay my firm for the work done. We provide a detailed, monthly bill of work done which seems better than taking a percentage of the estate up front.
More Probate Questions?
Paying fees is only part of the overall probate process. By all means, if you wish to learn more, please read my more detailed article, The Probate Process All You Need to Know.
In Conclusion: Paying Montgomery County Probate Attorney Fees
I hope that this article was helpful in explaining paying fees for probate. 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!
Let our Probate Lawyers help walk you through what can be a confusing process. To begin with, call to speak to one of our experienced Probate Attorneys. By all means, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions. In fact, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. Ultimately our goal is to make the process as painless as possible!
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