Wills and Estates

The Probate Process

How much does probate cost?

According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the typical cost of probate runs $1,500, but this can vary from state to state and depending upon the size of your estate. If the will is invalid or contested, the costs can be dramatically higher.

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