Estate Lawyer Fees For Probate in Ontario

Probate Lawyer Fees

Estate Lawyer Fees For Probate in Ontario

Probate Lawyer Fees

At Shaikh Law our estate lawyer fees for probate in Ontario range between $1,500 to $2,500 + Tax, for a simple uncontested Probate. At Shaikh Law, we have maintained a simple four-tier probate legal fee structure for our clients. First, three-tier are fixed legal fees for uncontested probate applications. Fourth-tier is for complex and contested probate applications charged at an hourly rate. 

Complex estate litigation would include contentious probate application, uncertain entitlements, uncertain beneficiaries, the estate is located at multiple jurisdictions then Legal fees based on an hourly rate could be charged by an Estate Lawyer.

 

probate lawyer fees

What Our Probate Lawyer Can Do For You

Probate with a Will

Contested Probate

Probate without a Will

probate legal fees

Do you need a lawyer to file for a Probate Application?

No. A short answer is you do not need a lawyer to file for a probate application. There is no legal requirement to hire a lawyer to file a probate application in Ontario.

However, it is essential to understand that a probate lawyer would be qualified to draft the probate application as per Ontario’s civil procedure rules. The Chances of rejection of a probate application would be less if you were to retain an estate & probate lawyer who is more experienced in drafting such applications. Your lawyer will be responsible for attending to any court objections and resolving such complaints to the judge’s satisfaction.

A probate lawyer can advise on how to file a probate application in a tax-efficient way and guide you to take steps to protect your assets and what other measures are needed other than probate application.

A probate lawyer will be your go-to person if you run into a problem when distributing the assets.

PROBATE LAWYER ONTARIO

Choose your Package

SIMPLE

Small Estate
$ 1500 + HST
  • Estate Value Less than $50,000
  • Will Present
  • Will Not Disputed
  • Legal Advice on Estate Laws
  • Consultation with Probate Lawyer
  • Review of All Documents
  • Drafting of Court Documents
  • Submission of Court Documents
  • Probate Tax NOT INCLUDED
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Lowest Fees

SIMPLE

No Will
$ 2500 + HST
  • Multiple Beneficiary
  • Will NOT Present
  • Distribution of Assets not contested
  • Legal Advice on Estate Laws
  • Consultation with Probate Lawyer
  • Review of All Documents
  • Drafting of Court Documents
  • Submission of Court Documents
  • Probate Tax NOT INCLUDED
  •  
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SIMPLE

Multiple Beneficiary
$ 1800 + HST
  • Estate Value More than $50,000
  • Will Present
  • Will Not Disputed
  • Legal Advice on Estate Laws
  • Consultation with Probate Lawyer
  • Review of All Documents
  • Drafting of Court Documents
  • Submission of Court Documents
  • Probate Tax NOT INCLUDED
  •  

Our Wills & Estates Lawyer Fees Structure is Transparent in accordance with the Law Society Rules 4.2-2.1

Cheap Estate Lawyer Fees for Probate in Ontario

Small & Simple Estate Less than $50,000/-

Our Estate Lawyer Fees for small & simple estate valued less than $50,000/- with one beneficiary only, Legal Fees is $1,500.00 +Tax 

What is Included in the Probate Legal Fees and when to select this package

  • Will Present
  • Will Not Disputed
  • Estate Value is less than $50,000
  • Only one beneficiary
  • Consultation Estate & Probate Lawyer
  • Review of All Documents
  • Drafting of Court Documents
  • Submission of Court Documents
  • Law Office Disbursements Included

NOT INCLUDED IN LEGAL FEES;

  • Probate Tax/Court Fees;
  • Cost of Process Server $90 ( Estimated)

Simple Probate with a Will

Our Estate Lawyer Fees for small & simple estate valued more than $50,000/- with one beneficiary only, Legal Fees is $1,800.00 +Tax 

What is Included in the Probate Legal Fees and when to select this package

  • Will Present
  • Will Not Disputed
  • Estate Value is more than $50,000 or 
  • Multiple beneficiaries
  • Consultation Estate & Probate Lawyer
  • Review of All Documents
  • Drafting of Court Documents
  • Submission of Court Documents
  • Law Office Disbursements Included

NOT INCLUDED IN LEGAL FEES;

  • Probate Tax/Court Fees;
  • Cost of Process Server $90 ( Estimated)
Lawyer Fees for Probate in Ontario
Estate Lawyer Fees for Probate in Ontario without a Will

Simple Probate but Will NOT AVAILABLE

Our Estate Lawyer Fees for a probate application is $2,500.00 +Tax if a Will is not present

What is Included in the Probate Legal Fees and when to select this package

  • Will NOT present
  • Distribution of assets is not disputed
  • Estate Value is more than $50,000 or Estate value not known.
  • Multiple beneficiaries
  • Consultation Estate & Probate Lawyer
  • Review of All Documents
  • Drafting of Court Documents
  • Submission of Court Documents
  • Law Office Disbursements Included

NOT INCLUDED IN LEGAL FEES;

  • Probate Tax/Court Fees;
  • Cost of Process Server $90 ( Estimated)
  • Cost of Publication if required.

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Contested Probate Application

Estate Litigation

It is common for a probate application to become complicated and highly contentious among beneficiaries. Estate litigation can get complicated not only because of complex legal principles and rules but also due to emotions and family relationships. You want to make sure you retain an Estate Litigation lawyer who can help you navigate through the process efficiently and effectively. 

Our Probate Lawyer can help you with the following areas of estate litigation: 

  • Challenging a Will and any defences 
  • Dependants’ support and relief claims
  • Defence of solicitor’s negligence
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Passings of accounts
  • Quantum meruit claims
  • Will & trust interpretation under estate laws

An hourly legal fee applies for a contested probate application. However, depending on the matter’s complexity, we can offer block fees retainer to our clients. Please contact us to set up a free 15-minute consultation. 

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