Wills, Estates & Probate

At The Law Office of Joseph D. Songy, our goal is to provide every client with caring and effective estate planning services. Whether your estate is large or small, you and your loved ones will benefit from developing a plan for your estate. Remember, if you fail to create your own estate plan, the state will create one for you. Also, though many assets can pass to your loved ones outside of probate (through joint tenancies and right of survivorship), some assets must be probated and you need a plan for those assets.

We know that estate planning can be overwhelming and that there are a lot of misconceptions out there. Many people think it is going to cost a fortune to set up an estate plan, which is not necessarily true. For these reasons, we have tried to tailor our estate planning services in a way that is simple and convenient for the client. In pursuit of this goal, we offer a free initial telephone consultation and have provided some pricing guidelines here on this page. Below is an estimate of costs of some common estate planning packages.

BASIC INDIVIDUAL PLAN-$500.00

  1. Initial in-person consultation with an attorney
  2. Last Will and Testament
  3. Durable Power of Attorney
  4. Advance Healthcare Directive
  5. Final in-person consultation with an attorney and signing ceremony

BASIC SWEETHEART PLAN-$750.00

  1. Initial in-person consultation with an attorney
  2. Last Will and Testament for Husband and Wife
  3. Durable Power of Attorney for Husband and Wife
  4. Advance Healthcare Directive for Husband and Wife
  5. Final in-person consultation with an attorney and signing ceremony

BASIC FAMILY PLAN-$1000.00

  1. Initial in-person consultation with an attorney
  2. Last Will and Testament for Husband and Wife
  3. Testamentary Trust for children and future children
  4. Guardianship designations for children
  5. Durable Power of Attorney for Husband and Wife
  6. Advance Healthcare Directive for Husband and Wife
  7. Final in-person consultation with an attorney and signing ceremony

REVOCABLE AND IRREVOCABLE TRUST PLANS-starting at $1000.00

Trusts can range from fairly simple to extremely complicated. The benefits of trusts are many. One major advantage is the flexible platform a trust can provide in order to establish specific and detailed distribution of one’s assets. Due to the potentially limitless detail and complexity of these instruments, it is difficult to estimate the costs of preparing a trust for someone without knowledge of their wishes. However, hopefully this section will provide a basis for those considering a trust in their estate planning needs. Call us to receive more information on trusts.

Give us a call today to find out which plan is right for you and your family.

Please note that these are only estimates and that complicated versions of any of these plans or instruments may require additional fees and costs.