Apart from the fixed fee quotes set out below, the cost of estate administration largely depends on the size of the estate and how much assistance is required after the initial advice.
|Application for Probate||$895 + GST + outlays ($2,000+GST give or take $35 depending on advertisement size)|
|Letters of Administration||$995 + GST + outlays ($2,000+GST give or take $35 depending on advertisement size)|
|Record of Death||$295 + GST + filing fee of $33.00|
|Transmission by Death||$325 + GST + filing fee of $181.00|
|Request to correct name||$325 + GST + filing fee of $181.00|
We will provide fixed fees for all or part of the work wherever possible or an initial advice at $330/hr + GST.
Otherwise cost estimates will be provided and will be followed in the absence of unforeseen complications and our precise method of charging will be in accordance with the Family Court Scale + 30%. We use that scale for all work in our office because the other scales are, in our opinion, difficult to understand and apply.
That scale is based upon the work actually performed by allowing a certain amount for each letter and phone call etc as opposed to time costing which, some would argue, can reward inefficiency and be unpredictable.This is the equivalent of about $330 / hour + GST and no more than what would be allowed without a client agreement (when the Supreme Court Scale applies for non-contested matters).
Please contact us for a free fixed fee or cost estimate or if you wish to clarify our services further.