Cost of Estate Planning Lawyer

Florida Probate Attorney Flat Fee

List of fees and rates

Most of the work completed by the firm is charged on a flat fee basis. All fees are discussed with the client and agreed upon before any work is begun. Fees may vary from those listed based on individual circumstances and complexity of work.

Consultation Fees

All consultations include a written follow-up that includes a written understanding of the issues discussed and Attorney’s recommendations for moving forward.                                            $350

Consultation fees are collected prior to the consultation to confirm the appt time.

Estate Planning Fees

Most estate planning work is done on a flat fee basis. The fees quotes are based on drafting documents, minor redrafting as needed, and a follow-up meeting to execute the documents. The fees include copies of the finalized documents as requested and we will provide PDF copies on a jump drive after signing.   

Significant redrafting, or additional meetings to finalize documents could incur additional charges.


Single Person

Last Will and Testament, power of attorney, health care directive and living will                  $1350

Revocable Trust to include all the above and one deed to trust                                           $3750

Married Couple

Last Will and Testaments, powers of attorney, health care directives and living wills           $2450

Joint Revocable Trust to include all the above and one deed to trust                                   $5750

Wills or Trusts that include Special Needs Trusts, trusts for minors, or spendthrift trusts may increase the package rates by $500-$1000 dependent upon type of trust and complexity of drafting.

Long Term Care Planning

The most complex area of my practice involves advising clients on government benefits such as SSI, Medicaid, and Veteran’s benefits. Significant time is spent with the client and advice is tailored to each set of unique circumstances.

Medicaid Eligibility                                                                                           $9500 and up dependent upon options

Medicaid fees include updating of all estate planning documents as needed

Irrevocable Trusts                                                                                            $6000 and up dependent upon complexity of drafting

Special Needs Trusts                                                                                       $2500 and up dependent upon circumstances and reporting requirements to state agencies (if needed)

Probate and Trust Administration

Fees are determined at the time of consultation and agreed upon by the client and attorney.

Fees are not subject to any statutory fee requirements.

These fees are representative of the fees normally charged in matters. However, all fees are subject to the specific facts of your situation, and sometimes the quoted fee will change (go up or go down) if the circumstances or facts warrant.  All changes will be discussed and agreed to in writing.

Attorney hourly rate:      $495.00 per hour on matters billed hourly.