Probate: 469.708.6050

Wills & Guardianship: 214.227.6400

9400 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1308

Dallas, Texas 75231

Fees for a Guardianship in Tarrant County

Uncontested Guardianship of the Person Only

Attorney's Fee
Tarrant County Fees*
   Filing Fee
   Posted Notice Preparation
   Citation Preparation
   Background Check Fee (each)
Attorney Ad Litem Deposit
TOTAL

* The Judges of the Tarrant County Probate Courts will only waive court costs and attorney ad litem fees if both the Applicants and the Ward are without an estate AND the total family income falls below double the federal poverty guidelines. Furthermore, the Tarrant 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.

$2,000.00

238.96
24.72
81.37
10.00
~$500.00
$2,855.05








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:

Tarrant County Fees
   Filing Fee
   Posted Notice Preparation
   Citation Preparation
   Background Check Fee (each)
Attorney Ad Litem Deposit
TOTAL COST DEPOSIT




$300/hr
$100/hr







238.96
24.72
81.37
10.00
~$500.00
$855.05


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