What Are Probate Fees?


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Probate fees are the fees, such as attorney fees, court fees and personal representative fees, associated with probating a will, according to About.com. The overall cost of probate depends on the type and value of the probated property and varies by state. Court fees are dictated by state law.

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What Are Probate Fees?
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Bond fees, appraisal fees and business valuation fees are also considered probate fees, says About.com. Other miscellaneous fees, such as the cost of postage to mail documents, the cost of shipping and moving personal property, and the cost of storing and insuring property, are also part of probate fees. Fees typically total 3 to 8 percent of the total value of the assets.

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