I was told that “a living trust” avoids probate because title to the various assets is transferred to the trust. Yet according to the 2010 Florida statutes on estates and trusts, chpt 733.6171, attorneys fees are compensated (without court order) on (a percentage basis of) the inventory value of the probated estate assets. But if the ‘living trust’ avoids probate, how can attorney’s fees be charged on the total estate assets? In the probate filing (Broward County) of the deceased, the lawyer stated that “The nature and approximate value of the assets in this estate are (Tangible personal Property) $ 1,000. I'm a trustee of a Florida 'revocable trust' and I can't understand why the attorney handling the probate is entitled to a ‘fixed fee’ based on the estate’s assets.