There are times in life when we want or need the advice and assistance of a lawyer. Not a computer form. Not a paralegal service. An actual, experienced lawyer — one we can talk to in person. But so often we shortcut around our need for real legal help and advice because it’s too darn expensive. Often, when we hire attorneys, their bills seem to get bigger and bigger, and we aren’t even sure why!

Those days are over. With flat fee legal services, you have total control over your legal expenses. You decide what you want to pay for, and how much you want to pay. Plus, you get a real attorney — one with the experience you want — working for you, on your terms.

You wouldn’t buy a TV without knowing what it will cost.  Why hire an attorney without knowing the cost?  Nothing about our rates are hidden — we have nothing to hide.  These are rates for our more popular estate planning and administration services.  These are exactly the rates you will pay.  Don’t see what you need here?  We do other things—just ask!

 

Estate Planning & Administration Individual Service Rates

Consultation on Estate Planning Matter(s): $150

We charge $150.00 for a consultation, and apply that charge to any complete estate plan (will or trust) you want us to do within 45 days.  At the consultation we will review not only your financial and family situation, but will discuss how beneficiary designations, real estate ownership, joint accounts, and the like effect your will and estate plan.

 

Revocable Living Trust Package, including:

Living Trust/Certificate of Trust/Instructions/Various Helps/Pour Over Will(s)/Durable Power of Attorney(s)/Advanced Healthcare Directive(s)/Transfer Documents/no-charge amendments for 60 days/Disclaimer or A-B provisions/all attorney Consultations, notary fees/2 NC deeds included:

–        $1500 for individual

–        $1800 for married couple

–        $2150 unmarried couple/domestic partners

–        $2450 married couple w/2 trusts

 

Trust Amendment/remove TT: $350 (includes consult and notices)

 

Other Trust Amendment to SLF trust: $50 per page

 

Other Common Estate Planning Work:

 

Simple Will – Single: $450

 

Simple Reciprocal Wills– Couple: $550

 

To add simple trust for children to either of above, add $225 to fee (spouse free)

 

Stand-alone (no other docs) Living Trust – Single: $1000

 

Stand-alone Living Trust – Couple: $1350

 

Independent Trust set up for another individual or entity: generally $1000

 

Generic Power of Attorney: $125

 

Financial Power of Attorney/DPOA: $125

 

Advance Health Care Directive (HCPOA & Living Will): $175 ($75 with other work)

 

Review Existing Trust/Will not drafted by SLF:

 1- 8 pages:      No charge with consultation

9-20 pages:     $100.00 + consultation

21-35 pages:   $250.00 + consultation

36-50 pages:   $350.00 + consultation

 

Amend Trust or Will not drafted by SLF: Varies, will quote flat fee prior to work

 

 

 

Other Trust Services We Provide For a Flat Fee (Prices will be determined at initial consultation. These services discounted if done with other Estate Planning work):

Special Needs Trusts: $1200.00

IRA Beneficiary Trust:  $1000 ($600 if done with RLT package)

Plus these services with fees varied according to the client’s goals and needs. A firm price will be quoted at consultation:

  • Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT)
  • Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts
  • Dynasty Trusts
  • Endowment Trusts
  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts
  • Qualified Income (Miller) Trust
  • Family LLC or Partnerships

 

General:

 

90 minute consultation on any personal issue: $150

 

Medicaid Planning Consultation: $200

 

Real Estate: (see also business rates for contract review/negotiation/drafting)

 

Enhanced Life Estate Deed: $225 plus recording fee

 

General Warranty Deed: $160 plus recording fee

 

Special Warranty Deed: $175 plus recording fee

 

Quit Claim Deed: $135 plus recording fee

 

Residential Lease: $350

 

Residential Lease with option to buy: $450

 

Guardianship/Probate:

 

Consultation: $150

 

Most work $300/hour + expenses.  Most projects quoted at flat-fee

 

Please contact us today to speak to us about your needs. We welcome the opportunity to be of service!