I serve all of The Villages, as well as North Lake County and Southern Marion County and all of Sumter County.
I have been in practice since 1997.
I originally opened my office in Belleview, and in 2003 moved to Summerfield.
I offer competitive rates and personal service.
Fees in Probate
Probate fees start at $1000 for summary administration, and $1500 for full administration, plus costs. The
current filing fees for summary administration in Marion County is $345 and $400 for full administration.
If the estate is required to be advertised, publication in Marion County typically runs about $100. There may be additional
costs including copy and certification of court records, bonds for personal representatives, and other fees.
sets out presumptively reasonable fees for the lawyer. However, what is actually paid is negotiable between
the attorney and the personal representative. Many times, the estate would be better off hiring an attorney on an hourly
basis rather than paying the lawyer on a percentage basis of the estate. Be aware that you have a choice in attorneys;
don't be afraid to shop around and ask questions regarding the price of the probate.