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Probate and Trust Administration FEES

Fees. They are four letters that can make anyone dealing with an attorney’s office cringe.  At the Law Office of Finley Stetson we aim to take away that anxiety.  Enter the world of the flat fee!  We provide our fees right here so you can have some peace of mind that we’re working efficiently, quickly and economically for you.  

PROBATE & TRUST ADMINISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE

Probate: Full Administration, based on the value of estate assets, including homestead:

  • Estates up to $100,000: $3,000
  • $100,000 to $1,000,000: 2% (statutory fee is 3%)
  • $1,000,000 to $3,000,000: 1.5% (statutory fee is 2.5%)
  • $3,000,000 to $5,000,000: 1% (statutory fee is 2%)
  • $5,000,000 to $10,000,000: .75% (statutory fee is 1.5%)
  • Over $10,000,000: .5% (statutory fee is 1%)
  • Services for litigation, tax matters, carrying on the decedent’s business and other extraordinary services are billed hourly.

Trust Administration Fees, based on value of trust assets, including homestead:

  • Trusts up to $100,000: $2,500
  • $100,000 to $1,000,000: 1.25% (statutory fee is 2.25)
  • $1,000,000 to $3,000,000: 1% (statutory fee is 1.875%)
  • $3,000,000 to $5,000,000: .75% (statutory fee is 1.5%)
  • $5,000,000 to $10,000,000: .5% (statutory fee is 1.125%)
  • Over $10,000,000: .25% (statutory fee is .75%)
  • Services for litigation, tax matters, tax planning, special valuation of assets and other extraordinary services are billed hourly.

Probate: Summary Administration: $2,500

  • Notice to Creditors: $500

Fees for Estate Tax Returns (same as statutory fee):

  • Assets up to $10,000,000: .5%
  • Assets over $10,000,000: .25%
  • Returns solely for deceased spouse unused exemption: 50% of statutory fees.

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