Probate: 469.708.6050

Wills & Guardianship: 214.227.6400

9400 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1308

Dallas, Texas 75231

Fees for a Guardianship in Dallas County

Uncontested Guardianship of the Person Only

Attorney's Fee
Dallas County Fees*
   Filing Fee
   Citation Preparation
   Court Investigators' Office Service Fee
   Background Check Fee (each)
   Bond
Attorney Ad Litem Deposit
TOTAL

* The Judges of the Dallas County Probate Courts will waive the Filing Fee, Citation Preperation Fee, and Attorney Ad Litem Deposit if both the Applicants and the Ward are without an estate AND the total family income is below double the federal poverty guidelines. Furthermore, the Dallas County Clerk regularly challenges pauper's affidavits. If the County challenges your affidavit, you will be charged for our time in responding to the challenge.

$1,500.00

273.98
86.52
25.00
10.00
100.00
~$400.00
$2,395.50








Guardianship of the Person and Estate, Contested Matters, or guardianships that do not meet the Duran Firm requirements for a fixed fee.

Attorney's and Paralegal's Fees will be charged on an hourly basis. The current rates for such fees are as follows:

  Attorney's Fees (per hour)
  Paralegal's Fees (per hour)

Our minimum retainer for such matters is $3,000, unless the matter is uncontested and we can be assured that we will be able to obtain our fees from the guardianship estate.

Part of the retainer will be used to cover the following expected filing fees:

Dallas County Fees
   Filing Fee
   Citation Preparation
   Court Investigators' Office Service Fee
   Background Check Fee (each)
   Bond
Attorney Ad Litem Deposit
TOTAL COST DEPOSIT




$300/hr
$100/hr







273.98
86.52
25.00
10.00
100.00
~$400.00
$895.50


You can see a full list of Dallas County Probate Court Costs at the Dallas County Clerk’s Website.