Compensation of an Estate Attorney in Florida
One of the calls that’s most frequent to the lawyers at our firm involves attorney compensation for Trust and Estates. Is the attorney who is representing the estate getting paid too much?
When is too much, too much? Hello my name is John Pankauski, I’m an estate litigation attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida. The probate litigation and appellate lawyers in our firm handle matters throughout the State of Florida and one of the calls that’s most frequent to the lawyers at our firm involves attorney compensation for Trust and Estates. Is an attorney who is representing the estate getting paid too much?
Now you have to be careful because there’s a couple of statutes that are very very important and if you think a lawyer is charging too much in a Florida probate, an estate you need to raise an objection properly and be careful because that lawyer if he or she is also rendering services to a trust can also try to get compensation from the trust. Read these two statues for free. They will give you a lot of guidance, 733-6171 that’s in the Florida probate compensation of an estate attorney.
But be mindful that there are also corresponding statutes in the Florida trust code. So if the decadent, the person who passed away also had a revocable trust or a living trust be mindful of chapter 736, that’s the Florida Trust code, sections 1004, 1005 and 1007. You may be surprised at the amount of fees some of these probate attorneys are trying to charge the revocable trust and the estate.