Harrison Estate Law, P.A. offers free consultation on all cases. As part of the free consultation, the attorney will review and discuss your matter and will provide a detailed breakdown of the fees and fee structure should you wish to proceed with representation. Depending on the circumstances, this may include an hourly, percentage, or flat fee basis or, in some cases, a contingency fee basis.
A contingency fee is a form of payment to a lawyer for their legal services where fees are paid as a percentage of the amount recovered or obtained on behalf of the client. If the matter resulted in no recovery to the client, no fees would be owed. Advantages to contingency fees include improved access for people who could not otherwise afford counsel to assert their claims. This can be of particular importance in probate litigation, where the inability to obtain counsel could be directly linked to having been wrongfully denied an inheritance.
Factors which would guide the possible fees include:
- The size of the estate
- The number of heirs or beneficiaries
- Whether the estate includes complex assets, such as a business
- Whether the deceased had assets in multiple states
- Whether there is a will contest or other dispute among heirs
When we take on a probate or administration matter in our office, our focus is not on how much we can charge; it’s on how much we can help. We are always mindful that someone coming to our office with a probate case has lost someone close to them, and we want to make their life easier, not harder.
Contact Gainesville, FL Estate Planning Law Firm, Harrison Estate Law, P.A. at (352) 559-9828 for more information. We have extended evening and weekend appointments available by request.