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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.

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 by secure email as well.

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

Single Person

Will, power of attorney, health care directive and living will $950
Revocable Trust, Pour-over will, POA and HCD w LW, certificates of trust and funding instructions $2250

Married Couple

Wills, powers of attorney, health care directives and living wills $1850
Revocable Trust, Pour-over wills, POA and HCD w LW, one deed to trust (if needed),  certificates of trust and funding instructions $3250

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

Probate and Trust Administration

Summary Administration for assets of less than $75,000/ no known creditors $1500 or hourly whichever is higher
Summary Administration for transfer of homestead property/ no known creditors
Formal Probate- assets over $75,000 Statutory Rates
Trust Administration Statutory Rates

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 $7000 and up dependent upon options
Medicaid fees include updating of all estate planning documents as needed
Irrevocable Trusts $2500 and up dependent upon complexity of drafting
Special Needs Trusts $1850 and up dependent upon circumstances and reporting requirements to state agencies (if needed)
Personal Services Contracts/Family Agreements $1000 – $1500 dependent upon circumstances and complexity

Deeds

Deed to Trust Once included with Trust Package, others $250 each plus recording fees
Deed to convey property without title search $250 plus recording fees
Life Estate Deed $500 plus recording fees
Enhanced Life Estate Deed $975 plus recording fees

Consultation Fees

All consultations are followed up with an opinion letter dependent on the area of law outlining options, solutions and a suggested plan of action.

All consultations $275
Out of office – dependent upon circumstances, there may be a $150 trip charge.

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: $375.00 per hour on matters billed hourly
Associate hourly rate: $275.00 per hour on matters billed hourly

 

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    5.0/5.0

    Making end of life plans is never easy, but Teresa Bowman and her staff were efficient and compassionate. I highly recommend them for eldercare planning.

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    Sondra Nagar

  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    I have been a client of Teresa Bowman for several years and feel so secure knowing I can rely on her and her associate, Rachel Schadt, to guide me through the many legal issues involved with estate planning and my care as I get older. I feel confide...

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  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    Her office was very competent in handling our problem with finding treatment for a 100 year old woman who needed financial and health care with living arrangements.

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  • google
    5.0/5.0

    I can't say enough good things about Teresa and her office. Mom had a tragic fall in Ohio and we had to air ambulance her to Florida. All of the Ohio documents had to be redone. From the initial meeting, she and her office were very thorough, orga...

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    jan reimer

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    5.0/5.0

    Our family experience with the Teresa Bowman practice has been exemplary! Professionalism and empathy beyond words. A personal and professional gift at this time in our world and our immediate family lives. Gratitude and confidence shall be ongoing!

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    Debra Ruppert

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  • "The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) – the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of elder law, has announced that Teresa K. Bowman, Esq., of Sarasota has successfully completed its examination leading to such certification."

  • "I am pleased to announce that I have joined the firm of McLin Burnsed, based in Leesburg and in The Villages Community, as an attorney of counsel. McLin Burnsed has maintained a presence in the Leesburg and Villages area for over 45 years and are expanding their practice to include Elder Law."

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