Because most New York City estate attorneys charge by the hour and take a percentage of the estate, the total cost for legal services depends on the complexity of the case and the size of the estate. The hourly charge varies. Albert Goodwin, Esq. bills at $400 per hour and/or takes a percentage of the estate which would depend on the size of the estate.
Attorneys with less experience in New York City estates might bill less per hour, but clients may end up paying them more when an inexperienced attorney charges tens of hours of billable time for “reinventing the wheel.” An experienced estate attorney will tell you if they have done your particular kind of case before and if they have templates that they can use to minimize your billable time.
Albert Goodwin, Esq. is an experienced estate attorney with a record of success in New York courts. To contact him, call (212) 233-1233.