This is a logical question but a tough one. Every attorney charges differently so the rates could be a few thousand or more. I suggest you interview by phone a few different attorneys n
I would agree with Attorney James. I would just point out, however, that if the attorney's fees are going to be paid from your dad's assets, the court must approve the fees before they can be paid. In those cases, it would not be appropriate for the attorney to receive a retainer.
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Attorney fees are usually dependent upon regional factors. You need to ask local attorneys in your area as you interview them. Sometimes cheapest isn't the way to go. You need experience and in the end that is always the cheapest way to go.
Very difficult to say; the rates vary with the attorneys. Call a few attorneys in your area and ask for a quote.
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