Our Florida Probate Administration Fee Options
Sometimes, there’s an obvious choice but depending on your situation, it might not always be available.
We understand that you must factor in legal costs when deciding to move forward. We work hard to make probate affordable and practical.
We offer both hourly and flat fee services.
Flat fees for Florida probate matters are often sufficient provided the case is uncontested and there is a manageable number of estate creditors to address. Keep in mind that even the “simplest” of cases require a measured amount of work. There is no single form or “small estate affidavit” for the majority of probate cases.
We have served over 600 clients in the last few years and more than 95% of them have opted for our flat fee rates.
In the rare event that an hourly rate is more appropriate, a retainer is held in a client trust account until the fees (and costs, if any) are billed against the retainer.
More about Florida Probate Fees as suggested by Florida Statutes
Florida Statutes provide for a sliding scale fee structure.
Note: We almost never follow the statutory fees above (and we aren’t required to do so). They often result in a fee that does not align with the work required.
Here’s what the Florida Statutes say, in case you’re curious.
(a) One thousand five hundred dollars for estates having a value of $40,000 or less. (b) An additional $750 for estates having a value of more than $40,000 and not exceeding $70,000. (c) An additional $750 for estates having a value of more than $70,000 and not exceeding $100,000. (d) For estates having a value in excess of $100,000, at the rate of 3 percent on the next $900,000. (e) At the rate of 2.5 percent for all above $1 million and not exceeding $3 million. (f) At the rate of 2 percent for all above $3 million and not exceeding $5 million. (g) At the rate of 1.5 percent for all above $5 million and not exceeding $10 million. (h) At the rate of 1 percent for all above $10 million.
We understand that times are tough.
Florida Probate Fees are generally not offered on “contingency plans”, but clients who can prove hardship may wish to structure a short term payment plan (generally 2-3 months) – more likely than not, we can help.
Actual rates may vary, client service is unwavering.