Costs of Probate in San Diego

Probate Attorneys Serving Rancho Bernardo and San Diego County

What Are The Costs of Probate in San Diego?

A total of about five percent (5%) of your estate is paid to your attorney and executor for their services. In addition to the compensation paid to the attorney and executor, the Court fees can amount to between $1,500 ‑ $2,500. Probate is a courtsupervised procedure for validating a will (if there is one), paying debts, and distributing the property of a deceased person. The procedure lasts about one year.

Statutory California Probate Fees

The Size of Estate is calculated on the gross, value of the estate.This means that your debt does not reduce the size of your estate. The statutory Probate fees and Commissions are as follows:

The statutory Probate fees and Commissions are as follows:

Size of Estate     Attorney Fee     Executor Fee     Total Fee
$200,000 :            $ 7,000       +        $ 7,000     =     $14,000
$300,000 :            $ 9,000       +        $ 9,000     =     $18,000
$400,000 :            $11,000      +        $11,000    =    $22,000
$500,000 :            $13,000      +        $13,000    =    $26,000
$600,000 :            $15,000      +        $15,000    =    $30,000
$700,000 :            $17,000      +        $17,000    =    $34,000
$800,000 :            $19,000      +        $19,000    =    $38,000
$900,000 :            $21,000      +        $21,000    =    $42,000
$1,000,000:          $23,000      +        $23,000    =    $46,000

Our law firm makes every effort to keep matters as efficient and cost‑effective as possible. With more than 40 years of experience, our attorneys can assist with all issues that may come up during the process, including tax, liquidation and beneficiary concerns. We maintain constant communication with clients and their beneficiaries, even if those beneficiaries are out of state. Our experienced legal team includes an attorney who is a California Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, as well as an attorney wtih an advanced degree in Taxation.

How Can I Avoid The Costs of a California Probate?

Simply having a will does not avoid probate. You can plan for your estate to pass directly to your beneficiaries without probate. Using such a plan, your heirs can promptly transfer the assets using only a death certificate. Trusts are a primary ingredient in an effective estate plan, and there are five strategies that Robinson & Wilson, A Law Corporation can help you to employ to avoid probate. We work with you closely to get to know you and your unique circumstances, so that we can design the right plan for you and those you care so much about.