How do I Appeal an Award of Attorneys Fees in a Florida Probate
Can I appeal the amount of fees a Probate Attorney has been awarded or requested.
Hello, my name is John Pankauski, I’m an estate litigation attorney with Pankauski Hauser in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.
You know, many lawyers at my firm deal with and discuss with prospective clients and family members. They are beneficiaries of estates and beneficiaries of Florida Probate and they are outraged at the amount of fees that some of these Florida Probate lawyers are taking and there upset with orders that have been entered regarding an attorneys fee request or motion by an attorney for the estate or the probate. Can you appeal that people want to know. Well, the answer is yes. But, understand that there is a limited time to appeal and you need to understand that really really well 9.170, those are the rules of Appellate procedure here in Florida. That particular rule relates specifically to Probate and Guardianship appeals and specifically there is a specific sub section about filing a probate appeal regarding the award of attorneys fees. For more information about that, consider talking to a law firm that limits its practice to estate litigation and has a board certified appellate attorney on staff.