In many cases probate lawyers charge less than $300 to open an Estate, and there is a free phone consultation anytime at Wolfe Legal Services. In many cases lawyers charge no fee up front, as long as there are probate assets. What this means is that the lawyers charge no fee until the case is completed. In the Franklin County Probate Court and many others, the lawyer's fee must be approved by the beneficiaries and by the Court
In a probate situtation where there are only tangible probate assets to transfer, such as real estate, cars, and jewelry, and there are no financial assets, such as bank accounts, lawyers charge by the hour plus expenses. Luckily these estates are able to be approved quickly most of the time, and the fee is relatively low compared to the value of the assets being transferred.
Because there is no cost to inquire about your situation at Wolfe Legal Services, please fill out the inquiry form to the right or call 614-263-5297 any time to ask about our fees.