The Sartin Law Firm, PLLC customizes its fee arrangements with its clients according to the facts of each specific case. The Sartin Law Firm, PLLC handles cases under one of the following arrangements:
$ Flat fee or fixed fee arrangement. The client pays a flat fee or fixed fee for each case yet solely for estates not subject to the federal estate tax and our firm takes it from start to finish for that fee. Our fixed fees are as follows:
$ No Contest Probate Matters
Will: We take the probate case start to finish for a one-time fee of $3,000.00 plus court costs.
No Will: We take the probate case start to finish for a one-time fee of $3,500.00 plus court costs.
Guardianship: We take the guardianship case start to finish for a one-time fee of $3,000.00 plus court costs.
Small Estate Affidavit: We prepare and file small estate matters for a one-time fee of $1,500.00 plus costs of court.
$ Will Drafting
We prepare your Last Will and Testament, Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Directive for a fee of $1,500.00, and future amendments are free. A couple receives both partners’ Will packages for $2,000.00, and future amendments are free.
$ Trust Drafting
We prepare your revocable, irrevocable, or other trust documents and setup for a fee of $3,000.00.
The Sartin Law Firm, PLLC represents clients under one of the following arrangements for estates 1) subject to the federal estate tax; 2) contested probate matters/will contests; and/or 3) litigation, as well as all costs and expenses:
$ Hourly fee arrangement. The client may pay an hourly fee for cases 1) subject to the federal estate tax; 2) contested probate matters, and/or 3) litigation. The client pays attorney's fees on an hourly basis for time spent.
Paul A. Sartin bills at the rate of $300.00 per hour.
The client is invoiced monthly, and sums due under the invoice are due within thirty (3) days. Prior to expending time equivalent to more than $1,000.00 in fees on a particular project, we provide you with a time estimate and get your approval. We bill in units of 1/10th (.1) of an hour.
$ Contingent fee arrangement. The client pays only expenses of probate and/or litigation until and unless there is a recovery for client in the case. The firm receives a percentage of the gross recovery if recovery occurs.
$ Hybrid fee arrangement. The client pays a reduced contigent fee as well as a one-time fixed fee for work performed on the matter.
Specific fee arrangements with particular clients are reflected in each and every fee contract entered into by and between the Firm and the client, which fee contract controls the terms of an attorney-client arrangement.