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 Matters

 

Estate Planning Consultation

$150

GENERALLY


 

Charge applied to estate plan

Review of

financial and family situation

Discussion of what affects your will and estate plan

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 affect your will and estate plan.

Revocable Living Trust Package:



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

Revocable Living Trust Package

$1500

Individual

Revocable Living Trust Package

$1800

Married Couple

Most Popular!

Revocable Living Trust Package

$2150

Unmarried Couple/Domestic Partners

Revocable Living Trust Package

$2450

Married Couple with 2 Trusts

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

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

Add simple trust for children - additional $225 (spouse free)

Simple Reciprocal Wills - Couple

$550

Add simple trust for children - additional $225 (spouse free)

Stand-alone Living Trust - Single 

$1000

Stand-alone Living Trust - Couple

$1350

Independent Trust (Set up for another individual/entity)

$1000

 

 

Generic Power of Attorney

$125

Financial Power of Attorney/DPOA

$125

Advance Health Care Directive (HCPOA & Living Will)

$175

(Advance Health Care Directive is $75 with other work)

Review Existing Trust or
Will Not Drafted by SLF 

$0

for first 1-8 pages with consultation

$100 - 9-20 pages with consultation

$250 - 21-35 pages with consultation

$350 - 36-50 pages with 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


IRA Beneficiary Trust

$1000


$600 if done with RLT package

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:

Varied Fee Services

Varied

Firm price 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 

$150

On any personal issue

Medicaid Planning Consultation

$200


90 minute consultation on any personal issue: $150

Medicaid Planning Consultation: $200

 

 

Quit Claim Deed

$135

Residential Lease

$350

Residential Lease with Option to Buy

$450

 

Commercial Lease

$550

 

Other Litigation/ Litigation Defense

$300
PER HOUR

Expenses extra (retainer amount, if applicable, determined on a case by case basis)

 

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

 

Enhanced Life Estate Deed

$225

Recording fee extra

General Warranty Deed

$160

Recording fee extra

Special Warranty Deed

$175

Recording fee extra

Quit Claim Deed

$135

Recording fee extra

 

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

$450

with option to buy

Residential Lease: $350

Residential Lease with option to buy: $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guardianship/Probate:

 

Guardianship/Probate

$300/hr

GENERALLY

+ Additional expenses

Most projects quoted at flat fee

Consultation: $150

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!