Fees

How Much Does Estate Planning and Will Preparation Cost?

This is a fee schedule for estate planning services involving non-taxable estates. Please note that these fees are only an estimate and may vary depending on the complexity of your unique circumstances. For example, if you have significant assets, a child with special needs, a blended family, or would like to utilize trusts, the fee will be higher. Additionally, detailed, unusual, or complex requests may increase the cost of your plan.

I will always quote you a flat fee up front before starting any work on your behalf, and offer payment plans to fit the cost within your budget.

Estate Planning Packages

Estate Planning Packages for Individuals or Families

Includes: Last Will and Testament*, Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, HIPAA Authorization, Living Will or Directive to Physicians, Appointment of Guardian (if necessary), Beneficiary Designation Instructions, detailed instructions on how to sign your documents in compliance with the Texas Statutes, and a periodic “peace of mind” review.

*Indicates simple wills with no tax planning or trust provisions.

Estate Administration

Assistance with estate administration is available in certain circumstances and can be billed either hourly or as a flat fee.  Contact me for a quote.

Contract Review

Contract Review Package

I will review your contract and give you advice on any possible implications that pertain to your situation whether business or personal.  This is a basic contract review, and usually takes about 2 hours including a written review.

Contract Formation Package

I will create or revise a contract for you for personal or business issues.  This package is a basic contract formation, and usually takes about 2 or 2.5 hours.  This package also includes a periodic review of this contract in case it needs updating.

Listed fees are subject to change.

Divorce

Basic Divorce Package

This package includes a basic divorce filing (not including the filing fee), a determination of assets and debts, the initial hearing, and the final hearing and decree.  *If there are dependents and/or this is a contested divorce, the fees are substantially higher.

Other Legal Services

Samantha Ward will provide basic answers and guidance to a variety of Texas legal matters. If you have a specific legal question, or require a quote for services not listed on this page, contact me for a quote.

Paying Online

I accept Mastercard, Visa, and ACH check/bank transfer.

Odds and Ends

*Indicates simple wills with no tax planning or trust provisions. Fees may be higher depending on the complexity of your unique circumstances. I will always quote you a flat fee rate before starting any work on your behalf.  Contact me for a quote.

 

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