Estate Planning, Administration And Probate Attorneys
You have worked hard to build a legacy you are proud of. How can you make sure your assets, property and heirs are in good hands when you die? The first step is seeking the advice of the estate planning and administration attorneys at PiltserCowan Law LLC.
We help individuals, couples and families in Boston and throughout Massachusetts with all aspects of estate planning, estate administration and probate. Whether you need help creating a simple will, need help fulfilling your role as an estate administrator or need help resolving probate disputes, we have the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to protect your interests.
Estate Planning Services
We draft and review all estate planning documents, including:
- Wills and trusts
- Health care proxy
- Power of attorney
The complexity of your estate plan will be governed by your life circumstances and the anticipated needs of your heirs. We are skilled at all aspects of estate planning, including long-term care planning, tax planning, protecting business assets and planning for loved ones with special needs. Whether your situation calls for a simple will or a variety of complex trusts, you will have peace of mind knowing our experienced attorneys are looking out for what you hold dear.
Estate Administration And Probate Services
Having to dig through legal documents and spend hours on the phone adds insult to injury after experiencing the loss of a loved one. You do not have to go it alone; you can let our firm handle the administration of your loved one’s estate so you can focus on grieving and being with your loved ones. We offer sound counsel to administrators and are also available to serve as executor of the estate. When problems arise, we are equipped to protect your interests in probate court when necessary to protect your rights and the estate’s assets.
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Estate Planning, Administration And Probate Fees
Estate planning is charged on an hourly basis with total fees for a simple estate plan ranging from $1,500 for a single individual to $1,875 for a married couple. Estate plans involving trusts for probate avoidance begin at $4,375 and tax planning starts at $7,500.
Estate administration and probate are billed at hourly rates plus expenses, with each attorney’s hourly rate ranging from $80 to $450. Total fees will range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand depending on how complex the estate is and how much work you need the firm to do. If we do all of the legal work, expect to spend $5,000-$10,000. Additional fees will apply if you want us to serve as the estate’s executor during the administration process.
Probate litigation can reach a five- or six-figured fee depending on the size and complexity of the estate that is at stake in the fight. We do offer financing up to $40,000 to assist with the cost of probate litigation. We do not take these cases on contingency or defer fees until the conclusion of the case. If you win, though, the court may allow you to have your legal fees reimbursed by the estate or trust, or by the person or persons on the other side of the case.