Fees

We at Crane Law Firm believe that legal fees shouldn’t be a surprise to clients or require uncomfortable questions to obtain. That’s why you’ll find the fees for some our most common services below. We strive to be upfront about all financial matters, keeping you well informed and in control of the total costs. At Crane Law Firm, we will recommend the least costly approach that will get the job done for you. In fact, if doing nothing is in your best interest, we’ll tell you that too.

Will Package (Will & Disability Documents)

Single Person $600 – Married Couple $900 (Until Oct. 31, 2021)

Single Person $700 – Married Couple $1,100 (Beg. Nov. 1, 2021)

  • Initial consultation with attorney
  • Will for Non-Taxable Estate
  • Statutory Durable Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Living Will (Directive to Physicians)
  • HIPAA Authorization (for the release of medical information)
  • Declaration of Guardian in Event of Later Need
  • Declaration of Guardian for Children (if needed)
  • Health Care Authorization for Children (if needed)
  • Appointment with attorney for will signing

Will Only

Single Person $400 – Married Couple $600 (Until Oct. 31, 2021)

Single Person $500 – Married Couple $800 (Beg. Nov. 1, 2021)

  • Initial consultation with attorney
  • Will for Non-Taxable Estate
  • Appointment with attorney for will signing

Disability Documents Only

  • Statutory Durable Power of Attorney – $150 each
  • Medical Power of Attorney – $100 each
  • HIPAA Authorization (for the release of medical information) – $100 each
  • Living Will (Directive to Physicians) – $100 each
  • Declaration of Guardian in Event of Later Need – $100 each
  • Declaration of Guardian for Children – $100 each
  • Health Care Authorization for Children – $100 each
  • Complete Set of Disability Documents – $400 for Single Person$600 for Couple

Probate with a Will Fees*

  • Probate of Will as Muniment of Title for Self-Proved Will – $1,750 (includes costs)
  • Independent Administration for a Self-Proved Will – $2,500 (includes costs)
  • Dependent Administration – Hourly Basis
  • *For holographic wills, non self-proved wills, probating copies of wills, creditor issues, and when the estate has complex issues requiring more of the attorney’s and paralegals’ time, attorney fees will be billed on an hourly basis.

Probate without a Will Fees

  • Affidavit of Heirship  – $600 (includes filing)
    • Fee for multiple properties may be higher
    • Fee when research is needed may be billed on an hourly basis
  • Small Estate Affidavit – $1,000 (includes costs)
    • Fee when research is needed may be billed on an hourly basis
  • Determination of Heirship – Hourly Basis
  • Uncontested Court Created Independent Administration – Hourly Basis
  • Dependent Administration – Hourly Basis

Guardianship Fees

  • Uncontested Guardianship of the Person –  $3,000 (includes costs)
    • Initial Consultation
    • Drafting and Filing of Application
    • Completion of hearing documents
    • Represent Client at Hearing
  • Assistance with Annual Reports – $150 (includes filing fees and new letters)
  • Assistance with Annual Accounting – Hourly Basis

Hourly Basis

Some services are billed on an hourly basis only. Attorney time is billed at $275/hour and Paralegal time is billed at $100/hour. At the initial consultation, attorney will tell you what kind of retainer will be required to get started.

Payment

For flat fee cases, we normally require 50% of the payment up front before we start working on your matter. For hourly cases, we will require a retainer (to be determined by the attorney working on your case).  Fees may be paid with check, e-check, or credit card. 

Initial consultations

Initial consultations are $100 for up to 30 min. If client hires Crane Law Firm for a flat-fee service costing $600 or more (such as a will package), the consultation fee is waived.