Weston, CT asked in Probate for Connecticut

Q: I have a very simple probate case. It's me and my sister 50/50 split. What should the lawyer fee be?

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Steven Basche
Steven Basche
  • Probate Lawyer
  • West Hartford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: The fee is not necessarily determined by how simple or complicated the split is. It is impossible for anyone to give you an accurate estimate without knowing the number, nature and value of the assets. I've handled "simple" estates, that end up being very complicated. Most lawyers handle probate matters on an hourly basis and it is hard to know how much time is involved. Maybe you could share more info about the nature of the assets in the estate.

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