How Expensive is a Will Contest?
Sadly, today, trial lawyers who handle estates and trusts, and wills, and inheritances are not inexpensive. Most lawyers charge an hourly rate for their time. Their paralegals and legal secretaries, as well as other professionals charge an hourly rate for their time. These cases are very fact intensive. They often turn on issues of capacity, medical records, financial discovery. Where’s the money? Where did it go? Who spent it? Who changed the will?
There are depositions that are involved. There’s a discovery process that’s involved. It can be very, very expensive. You should have an idea, at least a range of what you believe your estate litigation lawsuit is going to cost you.