Estate Planning Fee Structure at our Law Firm

Guidance and drafting of wills, trusts and other estate planning documents

The Estate Planning Division of The Law Office of Lauren N. Peebles was established to guide clients through the creation of comprehensive, strategic tools such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance medical directives and various real property transfer documents. Our extensive experience allows us to address important estate planning matters both expeditiously and at a reasonable cost.

Our comprehensive, effective estate planning services

All services include:

  • Review of your existing estate planning documents (if applicable)
  • An initial consultation with Attorney Lauren N. Peebles (not to exceed 60-mins)
  • Drafting of the necessary documents
  • A 60-minute review with Attorney Peebles to answer questions or make changes to the drafts
  • A final meeting with our notary to execute the document (Trust Packages only)

Fee Structure for Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Documents

*Hourly rates noted at bottom.

Simple Wills $500 each (base fee)
Simple Codicils (e.g., changes to minor provisions,
taking 1 hour or less time to prepare)
$350 each (base fee)
Complex Codicils (e.g., changes to major dispositive
provisions or changes requiring more than 1 hour of time)
Billed Hourly*
Revocable Living Trusts – UNMARRIED $1,000 each (base fee)
Revocable Living Trusts – MARRIED/JOINT $1,500 each (base fee)
Trust Amendments Billed Hourly*
Powers of Attorney $350 each (base fee)
Advance Health Care Directive $350 each (base fee)
Trust Transfer Deeds $500 each
Revocable Transfer on Death Deeds $500 each
Employer Identification Number (EIN) $175 each

Revocable Living Trust Package Discount

For those that recognize the importance of a detailed estate plan and want to provide clear, straightforward direction on additional matters that cannot be handled by a will or trust alone, we recommend you consider our Trust Package. Our Trust packages provide additional protection and receive a discount than if each of these documents were purchased alone.

Our Revocable Living Trust plans include the following:

  • Revocable Living Trust
  • Certification of Trust
  • Pour-Over Will
  • Advance Health Care Directive
  • Power of Attorney
  • Assignment of Property
  • Memorial Instruction
  • Trust Funding Instructions
  • One (1) Trust Transfer Deed
  • Assessor’s Preliminary Change of Ownership Report
Revocable Living Trust Plan – UNMARRIED $2,500 each (base fee)
Revocable Living Trusts – MARRIED/JOINT $3,000 each (base fee)

Hourly Rates

Meetings outside of our Law Offices are billed at the firm’s prevailing hourly rates.

  • Our 2020 hourly rate is $350/hour and is subject to annual adjustment.

Hourly charges apply for all time required beyond initial drafts of documents (client changes), our initial one-hour attorney meeting and/or review time, and one-hour post-meeting activities. We reserve the right to include additional hourly billing time to our base fee rates in special circumstances where the work we are asked to perform well exceeds our expectations based on the information initially provided to us by the client.

PREPAID LEGAL SERVICES

Unfortunately, at this time The Law Office of Lauren N. Peebles is not a member of any prepaid legal services program plan.

LOW BONO LEGAL SERVICES

The Law Office of Lauren N. Peebles is committed to serving individuals and families whose income level is below the annual Federal Poverty Level, charging reduced rates for our legal services. Although our commitment specifically targets households in this range, we may help individuals outside of these income brackets under certain circumstances.

Consult The Law Office of Lauren N. Peebles–an experienced estate planning and probate law firm with a full range of sophisticated services.