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    Default The cost of establishing a will and power of attorney through a solicitor?

    I am finding very limited information on establishing a will through a solicitor, particularly the costs?

    Does anyone have a ballpark figure?

    I am not interested in free services/diy legal kit, or the state trustee, as we went through a deceased estate with them and it was a nightmare.
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    Many firms offer a fixed fee for estate planning for simple estates. Suggest calling round a few in your town to get some quotes? A simple will could be around $250-300 or even less. I know you say you want to avoid the public trustee but many of them do a package (nsw for example is less than $500 for will and PoA) and you don't have to use them as executors of the will or pay them other fees.

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    (If your affairs are complicated then obviously it will cost more than a simple one)

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    We've just signed our final documents today. Unsure of the cost though guess ill know when we get the bill!

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    $300 max. I did mine a few weeks ago again. It included my will, power of attorney and guardianship (joint for my kids) if anything was to happen to me.

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    It cost us about $1200 for 2 people.

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    Ours was with a reputable firm and cost $800. That was 2 wills and 2 POA documents.

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    Ours was around 900 for 2 wills, guardianship, power of attorney etc

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    I got a quote from a smaller firm for about 900 but ended up with a city firm for 1500 to do our wills... The other firm didn't comprehend why I wanted money to go into trusts ( since that costs extra to administer) but were worth about 4mil if we both die together with our life insurance so I though trusts were worthwhile....be careful they seem to know what they're doing currently having nightmare Coz my uncles idiot solicitor allowed him to put his 90yo mother as executor without a fall back if she's incapable only one if she dies! And yes she's now Kookoo and he's died! We've been quoted up to 20k to fix this big blunder, which was do foreseeable....

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    If you're a member of a union you might be entitled to get it done for free.


 

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