How much will it cost?
How much the work will cost depends on the nature and scope of the work required. See further below.
Wills and Estate Planning
We offer fixed fees for the initial consultation and for the preparation of your Will, Power of Attorney and Appointment of Enduring Guardian.
The amount of the fixed fee will depend on whether the work required falls into the category of simple, moderate complexity or complex. After your initial consultation, we will tell you which category your circumstances and requirements fall into.
The fixed fee does not cover any additional work required due to a change in your instructions or new information coming to light.
Our fees to prepare your estate planning documents will vary depending on the degree of complexity of your circumstances. the nature of your family relationships, ownership of assets and business structures are some of the factors which will be relevant. Once we have had the opportunity to meet with you and obtain your instructions, we will then provide you with a specific estimate of our fees based on the tasks we are to complete.
The maximum fee permitted to be charged by solicitors in New South Wales for obtaining a grant of probate or letters of administration is set by legislation and depends on the value of the estate. Once we know the value of the estate, we will let you know what the fees will be.
Our fees in relation to advising you with respect to the administration of the estate, will depend on a number of factors, including the number of beneficiaries, the nature of the gifts in the will (if there is one) and the extent of the assets to be administered. We will provide an estimate of our fees for advising you with respect to the administration of the estate, once this information is known.
Disputes and litigation
Our fees for acting on your behalf in relation to a dispute, will depend on a number of factors including the nature of the dispute and the attitude and conduct of the other party to the dispute. Once we have sufficient information from you about the dispute, we will provide you with an overall estimate of what the total fees are likely to be and as the matter progresses, we will provide estimates for each stage of work to be conducted.
Further information about our fees will be provided, when we are engaged to act for you.