Fixed Lawyer Fees for Probate in Ontario


Blake Chapman Probate Lawyer

Do you need to probate a will? Has a bank said you need probate and you don't know where to start?

As a probate lawyer I can help you get probate at a reasonable cost, with great customer service.

Whether you need to probate a will or get probate without a will, I believe in being upfront about the costs of probate and the legal fees.

I offer low lawyer fees for probate because I run a practice with very low overhead. No fancy office, no photocopying charges, no "software fees.".

The average lawyer fees for probate in Ontario is $2880+ according to Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Some probate lawyers even charge a percentage of the estate for probate which can add up to tens of thousands of dollars. 

Let's set up an intro call and I can explain the process and how I can help you get Ontario probate. 

Lawyer Fees for Probate Packages


All packages can be purchased separately. The "Probate" lawyer package includes "Estate Start". 

Lawyer fees for probate vary based on complexity and size of the estate. We'll agree on a set fee before starting.

Virtual Estate Review

Not sure if you need probate? 

Don't know where to get started?


$

295

+HST

  • 45min video meeting with experienced estate lawyer
  • Review and explanation of the Will
  • Review and advice on estate assets and valuations
  • Review of Ontario probate court requirements and bank rules
  • Explantation and advice on executor duties, timeline and liability
  • Run-through of detailed executor checklist
  • Plan out of next steps (e.g. probate)
  • Additional fees for in-person meeting
Estate Wrap-Up

For distributing funds after you get probate (not required if executor is sole beneficiary)

FROM $

1700

+HST

  • Unlimited advice from an experienced Ontario probate lawyer
  • Preparation of Estate Information Return (a $500 value)
  • Advice on distributing assets in stages
  • Advice on distributing personal effects
  • Advice on and review of draft estate accounts (actual preparation of accounts subject to additional fee)
  • Advice on executor's compensation
  • Advertising for creditors and negotiating settlement of any claims
  • Comprehensive summary letter to beneficiaries detailing estate management
  • Preparing and obtaining INTERIM releases from beneficiaries approving accounts and management of the estate
  • Preparing and obtaining FINAL releases once CRA Clearance Certificate received
Virtual Estate Review

Not sure if you need probate? 

Don't know where to get started?


$

295

+HST

  • 45min video meeting
  • Review of laws of intestacy
  • Review of probate and bank rules
  • Review and advice on estate assets and valuations
  • Explantation and advice on executor duties, timeline and liability
  • Run-through of detailed executor checklist
  • Plan out of next steps (e.g. probate)
  • Additional fees for in-person meeting
ESTATE wrap-up

For distributing funds after probate (not required if executor is sole beneficiary)

FROM $

1700

+HST

  • Unlimited advice from experienced Ontario estates lawyer
  • Preparation of Estate Information Return (a $500 value)
  • Advice on distributing assets in stages
  • Advice on distributing personal effects
  • Advice on and review of draft estate accounts (actual preparation of accounts subject to additional fee)
  • Advice on executor's compensation
  • Negotiating settlement of any creditor claims
  • Comprehensive summary letter to beneficiaries detailing estate management
  • Preparing and obtaining INTERIM releases from beneficiaries approving accounts and management of the estate
  • Preparing and obtaining FINAL releases once CRA Clearance Certificate received

Contact an Ontario Probate Lawyer


** Contacting me does not mean I am your lawyer for probate. Please do not send me confidential information.

Based in Toronto's Beaches. House calls in Toronto.

Virtual meetings available.