Wills & Guardianship: 214.227.6400
9400 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1630
Dallas, Texas 75231
In order to be considered for a fixed fee when probating a will, the following conditions must be met:
The Duran Firm likes to give you a complete picture of what you can expect to pay for your probate or guardianship case. Simply click on the county and price for a listing of all expected out-of-pocket costs in your county. If you are comparing fees from other firms, we encourage you to ask whether the quoted price includes filings fees and other out-of-pocket costs.
In this type of proceeding, the court admits the will to probate to give the will the legal effect of transferring title to property. Because no formal ongoing administration is required, the probate of a will as a muniment of title is easier and cheaper than a probate that includes administration.
In this type of proceeding, the Court admits the will to probate so as to give the will the legal effect of transferring title to property. The Court also appoints an executor to administer the estate. This is our most common type of probate.
If no executor is named in the will or an executor is named in a decedent’s will, but the will does not provide for independent administration, all of the distributees of the decedent’s will may agree on the advisability of having an independent administration and agree on the person to serve as independent administrator. In this type of proceeding, the court admits the Will to probate to give the will the legal effect of transferring title to property. The court also appoints an administrator to administer the estate pursuant to the agreement of the distributees named in the decedent’s will.
There is no way to estimate how long or how difficult a Dependent Administration will be. Therefore, the only fair way to bill for this type of administration is to bill on an hourly basis. No fixed fees are available. Effective January 1, 2017, The Duran Firm’s hourly rate for attorney's fees is $300 per hour. The Duran Firm’s hourly rate for paralegal work is $100 per hour.