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FEE SCHEDULE

 

Fee Schedule

FREE Initial Consultation (up to one-half hour)

How are attorney fees calculated?
The exact fee will vary with the services you require.  Many law firms charge their clients a certain fee per hour. The per hour rate for non-flat fee services in this firm is $175.   It is often difficult to accurately predict your fees because we do not know precisely how much time it will take to complete your case on an hourly basis. Some firms, ours included, charge fixed fees for certain services.  You will find many of our fixed fees below.

The Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct require all lawyers to enter into a Fee Agreement with their clients that sets forth in writing the terms and conditions of the representation.

How much are filing fees and court costs?
This often depends on the type of case.  Click here
http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/protho/profees1.asp
to view various filing fees in Allegheny County.

Estate Planning Fees

Estate Administration Fees

Basic Tax Fees

Business Formation Fees

Family Law Fees

Zoning and Land Use Fees

Real Estate Fees

Criminal Law Fees

 

Estate Planning Fees:

Discount On Recommended Estate Planning Tools
Married Couple
 

Four Essential Planning Tools: Basic Will, Financial and Healthcare Durable Power of Attorneys and Living Will

$425

Basic Will - Individual

$150

Specific Clauses

$5

Codicils

 FREE

Financial Power of Attorney

$50

Healthcare Power of Attorney

$50

Living Will

 FREE

Spendthrift Trust

$50

Will With Outright Gift To Spouse With Contingent Disclaimer Trust And Trusts For Children 

$450

Will With Pecuniary Marital Deduction Trust With Qualified Terminable Interest Property Election

$525

Will With Pecuniary Marital Deduction Trust With General Power of Appointment and Residuary Exemption

$450

Will With Pecuniary Exemption Equivalent Trust With Residue Outright to Spouse 

$450

Will With Pecuniary Marital Deduction Trust With Qualified Terminable Interest Property Election

$450

Will With Fractional Share Marital Deduction Gift and Residuary Trust 

$450

Will With Fractional Share Marital Trust With QTIP Election and Residuary Exemption Equivalent Trust 

$525

Will With Exemption Equivalent Gift and Residuary Marital Trust 

$450

Testator's Pour-Over Will to Trust Agreement 

$250

Surviving Wife's Pour Over Will to Deceased Husband's Trust Agreement 

$250

Will With Qualified Domestic Trust for Non-U.S. Citizen Spouse 

$350

Pour-Over Will to Be Used With Qualified Domestic Trust 

$250

Simple Will With Trust For Disabled Child 

$225

Will--Charitable Trust Created From Portion of Residue 

$550

Will--Pecuniary Marital Deduction Trust (and Residuary Trust)

$400

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust

$450

Living Trust (Avoids potentially costly probate fees)

$1,250

Qualified Personal Residence Trust

$950

Additional Specific Trust Provisions

 $25-$150

Guardianship Matters

 Hourly

Travel Charge for Call to Hospital/Nursing Facility

$100

 

  Estate Administration Fees:

Attorney's Fees based on Size of Estate
$0.01 to $25,000.00 8%
$25,000.01 to $50,000.00 7%
$50,000.01 to $100,000.00 6%
$100,000.01 to $200,000.00 5%
$200,000.01 to $1,000,000.00 4%
$1,000,000.01 to $2,000,000.00 3%
$2,000,000.01 to $3,000,000.00 2%
$3,000,000.01 to $4,000,000.00 1%
$4,000,000.01 to $5,000,000.00 %
 

Assets Which Are Taxable at One Half Value.

Regular Commission P.O.D. Bonds and Trust Funds 

3% 

Transfer Joint Accounts 

3% 

Joint Accounts Fully Taxable:

1%

Non-Probate Assets up to $1,000,000

1%

Non-Probate Assets


Executor or Administrator Fees based on Size of Estate
$0.01 to $100,000.00 5%
$100,000.01 to $200,000.00 4%
$200,000.01 to $1,000,000.00 3%
$1,000,000.01 to $2,000,000.00 2%
$2,000,000.01 to $3,000,000.00 1%
$3,000,000.01 to $4,000,000.00 1%
$4,000,000.01 to $5,000,000.00 %
1% Joint Accounts  1% P.O.D. Bonds  1% Trust Funds 
3% Real Estate: Converted
with Aid of Broker
5% Real Estate:
Non-Converted
1% Real Estate:
Specific
Devise
 Basic Tax Fees:

The exact fee will vary with the services you require.  Many law firms charge their clients a certain fee per hour.  The per hour rate for non-flat fee services in this firm is $175.   It is often difficult to accurately predict your fees because we do not know precisely how much time it will take to complete your case on an hourly basis.

IRS Audits  Hourly 
Personal Income Tax Planning  Hourly 
Tax Return Preparation - 1040 With Sch A $175
Each additional schedules  $50
Death Tax Returns - 1041 from $175
Estate & Gift Tax Returns from $225
Trust Returns from $150
Corporate Returns from $325
Partnership Returns from $275
Property Tax Appeals from $175
Application for Federal EIN $25
Application for State EIN $25
Court Filing Fees:  
Appeal - Tax Assessment  $75
Federal Tax Lien   $10
Revival or Correction  10.00   $10
Release  5.00   $5
Certificate of Discharge  7.50   $8
Fictitious Name Amendments  7.50   $8

 

 Business Formation Fees:

The exact fee will vary with the services you require.  Many law firms charge their clients a certain fee per hour.  The per hour rate for non-flat fee services in this firm is $175.   It is often difficult to accurately predict your fees because we do not know precisely how much time it will take to complete your case on an hourly basis.
 

Contract Reviews First page $20 additional pages $5 with summary of important points in plain English.

Contract Drafting is usually an hourly rate, however, flat-fee rates will be quoted for common contract types.  Please call to inquire, since there are too numerous contract types to list here.

 

 Fees to Form Corporation & S-Corps

Attorney Fees:  Amount:
Prepare and file Articles of Incorporation $950
Prepare Bylaws $250
Prepare Buyout Agreement $150
Prepare and file Docketing Statement $150
Prepare share certificates as required  varies 
Prepare organizational minutes $250
Fictitious Name Registration Form completed and filed (optional) $10
Reservation of Association Name completed and filed (optional) $5
Application for Federal EIN (optional) $25
Application for State EIN (optional) $25
Filing Fees:  
Articles of Incorporation - Domestic (PA) For Profit $125
Articles of Conversion (Docketing Statement) - Domestic (PA) For Profit $70
Fictitious Name Registration Form (optional) $70
Reservation of Association Name (optional) $52
Verification of three names by phone (optional) $15
Other Fees:  
Corporate minute book, corporate seal and stock certificate (approx.) $300
Advertise incorporation in the required publications  varies 
The following will be charged separately:  
Copying  as required 
Postage  as required 

 

 Fees for LLC Formation
Attorney Fees:   Amount
Certificate of Organization Application completed and filed $150
Operating Agreement completed and filed $550
Fictitious Name Registration Form completed and filed  $             -   
Reservation of Association Name completed and filed  $             -   
Application for Federal EIN (optional) $25
Application for State EIN (optional) $25
Filing Fees:  
Limited Liability Company Domestic (PA) Certificate of Organization  $125
Fictitious Name Registration Form (optional) $75
Reservation of Association Name (optional) $52
Verification of three names by phone (optional) $15
Other Fees:  
The following will be charged separately:  
copying  As required 
postage  As required

 

 Fees for LLP, Limited & Partnership Formation

Attorney Fees:  Amount
Certificate of Organization Application completed and filed $150
Partnership Agreement $550
Fictitious Name Registration Form completed and filed  $             -   
Reservation of Association Name completed and filed  $             -   
Application for Federal EIN (optional) $25
Application for State EIN (optional) $25
Filing Fees:  
LLP Domestic (PA) Certificate of Organization  $125
Fictitious Name Registration Form (optional) $75
Reservation of Association Name (optional) $52
Verification of three names by phone (optional) $15
Other Fees:  
The following will be charged separately:  
copying  as required 
postage  as required 

 

  Family Law Fees:
The exact fee will vary with the services you require. Many law firms charge their clients a certain fee per hour.  It is often difficult to accurately predict your fees because we do not know precisely how much time it will take to complete your case on an hourly basis.
Uncontested Divorce One Count (plus filing fee of $118.50) $550
Protection from Abuse (plus filing fee of $113.50) $300
Prenuptial Agreements from $225
Adoptions Hourly 
Guardianship Matters Hourly
 

A typical domestic case requires many services, including conferences, obtaining information from you and your spouse concerning your assets, liabilities, income and expenses, and making recommendations concerning property division and support; settlement negotiations with your spouse's attorney; the preparation or review of a property settlement and support agreement; the preparation and filing of pleadings (or the review of the pleadings filed by your spouse); the preparation of an acceptance of service for your spouse or arranging for the sheriff to serve your spouse with a copy of the complaint; preparation or review of court orders and attending one or more court hearings. If a trial is necessary, the court has the authority to order one spouse to pay the other's attorney fees in alimony, child support and child custody matters. The amount awarded by the court will rarely pay the full amount of the attorney fees.

Fee range for adversarial divorce Between $6,000 and $8,000
If you have minor children add $850
If you or your spouse have a retirement plan add $1,000
If you and your spouse have a retirement plan add $1,000
If you or your spouse financially dependent on the other spouse add Between $1,000 and $4,000
Have you or your spouse committed fault*? Between $1,750 and $2,500
If you have a family-owned business add Between $4,000 and $8,000
If you or your spouse own a professional practice** add Between $5,000 and $8,000

 

The fee ranges detailed above cover all of the steps involved in resolving your situation when it is not necessary to file a lawsuit with the court.  This arrangement is suitable in about ninety percent of all cases.  Very few cases end up in court.  The fee includes the drafting of a separation agreement, all required Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (to divide retirement plans), deeds, and other supporting documents.  The fee also includes all consultations between you, the client, and our firm including phone calls, meetings, email, and any other contact. The fee further includes all negotiation between your spouse and our firm. The estimated fee additionally includes all of the fees often itemized by other firms including postage, fax and photocopy charges.  The only additional fees you might incur relate to outside services you elect to purchase such as a real estate appraisal. 
 

The fixed fee detailed above is an estimate and may vary depending upon your unique situation.  When you meet with an attorney from Angelo & Angelo, LLC you will be provided with an exact fee that will not change during the course of our representation of you.  We do not charge by the hour and you never have to worry about the uncertainty that comes from an unpredictable hourly fee.  We make you a promise about your fee and we live up to that promise.
 

*Divorces based on fault are awarded to the "innocent and injured spouse" when the other spouse:
1. committed adultery
2. entered into a bigamous marriage
3. endangered the life or health of the other spouse
4. has willfully deserted the marriage for a period greater than one year
5. has been sentenced to prison for two of more years
6. "offered such indignities to the innocent and injured spouse so as to render that spouse's condition intolerable and life burdensome."  
 

It is generally not recommended to proceed in a fault-based divorce because of the emotional trauma that can occur and the fact that fault is irrelevant for dividing marital property and only is relative in a limited area relating to support and custody arrangements.

**  A professional practice means a law firm, a medical practice, an accounting firm, etc.

 

 Zoning and Land Use Fees:

The exact fee will vary with the services you require.  Many law firms charge their clients a certain fee per hour.  The per hour rate for non-flat fee services in this firm is $175.   It is often difficult to accurately predict your fees because we do not know precisely how much time it will take to complete your case on an hourly basis.

Appearances before Zoning Boards $150
Variance Requests  Hourly 
Setback Requirements  Hourly 
Home-owner's Association disputes  Hourly 
Rezoning Issues  Hourly 
Grading Ordinances  Hourly 
Floodplain Ordinances  Hourly 
Subdivision Ordinances  Hourly 
Land Development Ordinances  Hourly 
Bulk and Area Requirements  Hourly 
Planned Residential Developments  Hourly 
Lot Requirements  Hourly 
Buffer Requirements  Hourly 
Special Requirements  Hourly 
Minimum Parking Requirements  Hourly 
Minimum Loading Requirements  Hourly 
Conditional Use  Hourly 
Nonconforming Uses  Hourly 
Signs  Hourly 
   
*Filing Fees vary in local governments 

 

 Real Estate Fees:

The exact fee will vary with the services you require.  Many law firms charge their clients a certain fee per hour.  The per hour rate for non-flat fee services in this firm is $175.   It is often difficult to accurately predict your fees because we do not know precisely how much time it will take to complete your case on an hourly basis.
 

Contract Reviews First page $20 additional pages $5 with summary of important points in plain English.

Real Estate Closings  
Prepare Sales Agreement $175
Property Appraisal $350
Lien Certification Letters  $50 and Up 
Notary Fee $10
Prepare HUD-1 Settlement Statement $100
Deed Preparation $135
Deed Recording Fee (Allegheny County) $65
Realty Transfer Tax Form Prepared $55
Title Insurance rates vary based on price of structure.  Refer to this website for comprehensive listing:   
Eminent Domain  Hourly 
Boundary Disputes  Hourly 
Landlord Tenant Disputes    Hourly 
Residential Leasing Real Agreement from $75
Commercial Leasing Real Agreement from $175
Real Estate Contracts   Hourly 
Property Tax Appeals $350
Court Filing Fees (Allegheny County):  
No Lien Agreement $44
No Lien Letter $20
Appeal - Tax Assessment  $75

 

 Criminal Law fees:

The exact fee will vary with the services you require.  Many law firms charge their clients a certain fee per hour.  The per hour rate for non-flat fee services in this firm is $175.   It is often difficult to accurately predict your fees because we do not know precisely how much time it will take to complete your case on an hourly basis.

Appearances for:  
District Justice Hearings   $250
Preliminary Hearings from   $300
Arbitration appeals from  $500
DUIs from $650
Expungements  $500
Traffic Citations from $75
Negotiation to drop charges  Hourly 
White Collar Crime  Hourly 
Court Filing Fees:  
Appeal from District Justice Decision   $73
plus $75.00 for Jury Trial Demanded   $75
View this website also.  
NOTE: Hourly Rate of $175 applicable to case preparation 

 

These fees are not all-inclusive and
are subject to change

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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