One of AzPerLegal Services’ areas of expertise lies in drafting comprehensive Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives (Living Wills) for individuals/couples. It is not a requirement of the law that these documents be prepared and executed by lawyers. While the normal layperson can draft up these documents, i.e., “the Will kits”, there are many pitfalls to doing so which can lead to difficulties in carrying out the terms of those documents when they come into effect. As a paralegal firm, we have the benefit of a wealth of legal knowledge and practical experience. We are a mobile service and are more than happy to meet with you at a location of your choosing to answer any questions or concerns you may have and to properly draft legally binding documents for you. We are also well connected to assist you with any estate planning questions you may have.
Paralegal Services (for a standard document) • Single (plus GST) • Joint (plus GST)
Will only – $350.00 – $550.00
Enduring Power of Attorney or Personal Directive (Living Will) – $175.00 – $275.00
All three – Will, Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directive – $550.00 – $750.00
Any two of Will, Enduring Power of Attorney or Personal Directive – $450.00 – $650.00
Codicil to Will – $150.00 – $250.00
Specific Power of Attorney – $175.00 – $275.00
General Power of Attorney – $225.00 – $315.00
Probating A Will/Administering an Estate
You have been appointed Executor and now your loved one, friend or family member has passed away. Or your loved one, friend or family member has passed away without a Will and the task has fallen to you to sort out their estate. Now what?
In order to be able to sell the assets (including personal property – the “stuff” – furniture, vehicles, etc.) and any real property(house, undeveloped land) and distribute the estate (what is called the “residue” – the proceeds from the sale of the assets/land and the “money” – bank accounts, investments, etc.), you will require a Grant of Probate (if a Wills exists) or a Grant of Administration (if no Will exists). A Grant of Probate or a Grant of Administration is obtained by preparing and filing a significant number of Court documents with the Surrogate Court. This is a complex and oftentimes confusing process for those unfamiliar with the intricacies of the Court system. AzPerLegal Services is highly qualified to handle this task on your behalf. We do so at a significantly less cost to you than a lawyer does while at the same time taking all of the stress off of you. We understand the emotional strain a loved one’s death has on you and we wish to ease this difficult time by taking this stressful and onerous task off of your plate.
Fees & Disbursements
Paralegal Services – Fees
For Estates up to $150,000.00 – $1200.00 plus disbursements and Court filing fee
For Estates over $150,000.00 – $1,500.00 plus disbursements and Court filing fee
Court Filing Fees
Court Filing Fees as determined by net value of Estate (if net of value of Estate is):
$10,000 & under – $35.00
$10,001 to $25,000 – $135.00
$25,001 to $125,000 – $275.00
$125,001 – $250,000 – $400.00
$250,001 and above – $525.00
Plus applicable disbursements such as advertising, delivery, etc. as required