What is the average cost of an attorney named trustee of a living trust?

Said attorney will have at least once weekly dealings with client approving or disapproving client expenditure requests?

Asked on September 16, 2011 under Estate Planning, California


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written concerning your question, it seems that you want to know the estimated charge that an attorney experienced in trust administration will charge for weekly meetings with the client (trustee) under a trust concerning client (trustess) expenditure requests in the State of California.

Such attorney work is done on an hourly basis where the estimated range per hour charge for an experienced trust administration attorney is $275.00 to $425.00. The actual weekly charge for trust administration work by the attorney depends then upon the number of telephone calls, e mails, letters and time actually spent with the client (trustee) going over and assisting on expenditure requests concerning the trust being administered.

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