Q: Should my lawyers be billing me thousands of dollars for their time as they handle the probate for my deceased brother?
My brother owned a house in Salton City, CA
A: Probating estates in California is very expensive. There lawyers do not bill by the hour the way they usually do in Tennessee. Instead they bill according to a statutory fee schedule that is based upon a percentage of the value of the assets. Probates in California are close to the most expensive in the country.
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