Attorney's Fees in Probate Cases

     In an uncontested application to probate a will in Harris County, I offer a flat fee of $1100. This includes: 1) court costs, estimated at $460, for filing the application, publishing the legal notices and filing an inventory; 2) drafting the application, the order admitting the will to probate, and other documents required for the final hearing; and 3) going to court for the final hearing to obtain the letters testamentary. If the application becomes contested on any issues or if additional costs or court procedures are required for administering the estate, then a retainer or deposit is required to cover any additional legal costs or services.

     I also draft wills, with prices starting at $350. Together with a will, I provide a statutory power of attorney and a medical directive form.