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Old 11-06-2018, 05:07 PM
 
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That seems a bit high but I really don't know.

We have no kids, mortgage on a condo some money (under 250k) some paintings worth a few thousand, etc.
In terms of an executor, is it ok to ask your lawyer to do it.
Thanks.
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:15 PM
 
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we are in nyc . we paid 4800 for 2 wills , the health proxies , the power of attorney and 2 disclaimer trusts by a top estate/elder law attorny
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Florida
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That seems a bit high but I really don't know.

We have no kids, mortgage on a condo some money (under 250k) some paintings worth a few thousand, etc.
In terms of an executor, is it ok to ask your lawyer to do it.
Thanks.
Sounds like boiler plate so I think you could have gotten both wills, POA, and health directive for a total of 600.


The attorney gets a fee set by the state. Yes you can name the attorney. Name each other if alive. Name each other for the other documents. Try and come up with a second person if the first can not serve.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Sounds like boiler plate so I think you could have gotten both wills, POA, and health directive for a total of 600.


The attorney gets a fee set by the state. Yes you can name the attorney. Name each other if alive. Name each other for the other documents. Try and come up with a second person if the first can not serve.
My wife would charge $1500 for a trust to cover everything for a estate of your size.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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No kids and doesnt sound like anything unusual, Willmaker @ $79!! Do you have a trusted relative or friend to be executor? Why pay the attorney to do it?
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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No kids and doesnt sound like anything unusual, Willmaker @ $79!! Do you have a trusted relative or friend to be executor? Why pay the attorney to do it?
No doubt, you only need to have a witness or two sign it, and get it notarized. I had an attorney make me up a will because it was free, and after going thru it, realized I could have done the same thing thru Willmaker.
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:19 PM
 
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I had my will drawn up by an attorney in 2004; he charged $375. It was pretty straightforward, nothing fancy, no trust, etc.

About a year later I wanted one thing changed, so he redrew it for $250.

That attorney died suddenly in 2010 and in order to change the backup executor the new lawyer charged me $400 to redraw the same thing.

Honestly I paid more for the legal name change I did in 2003 (resuming maiden name) than I did for any of the wills. The name change cost $1300.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:00 PM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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That seems a bit high but I really don't know.

We have no kids, mortgage on a condo some money (under 250k) some paintings worth a few thousand, etc.
In terms of an executor, is it ok to ask your lawyer to do it.
Thanks.

That's exactly what we paid a few months ago for 2 wills, POAs & Health Care Directives w/HIPAA Authorizations. We have a fair sized estate, but our financial accounts have PODs except for one to provide estate any funds needed. We interviewed a few trust companies and found one we liked and named it as our secondary beneficiaries. They do not charge any fees unless they do something.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:06 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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We had wills, dPOA, medical directives, living will etc., for both of us in FL, using an elder care lawyer for $750.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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We had wills, dPOA, medical directives, living will etc., for both of us in FL, using an elder care lawyer for $750.

Mine for same was $425....with a small discount by atty
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