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Inclusive Flat Fees

The old model for legal fees, still practiced at many law firms today, starts with a visit your lawyer’s office and a paid “consultation fee”. The initial consultation usually determines whether you will hire the lawyer on an hourly basis for services to be performed and often these hourly fees can become substantial without any assurance for the client concerning scope of fees or how your objectives will be accomplished. Often, law firms and attorneys are apprehensive be clear about legal fees for the simple reason that they have not figured out how to be efficient in providing legal services.

At the Gibbs Law Office, we believe that as a valued client, you should not be penalized because a we cannot figure out how to provide services efficiently. As a consumer, you should know that legal services can be packaged and provided just like any other service and we strive to do this every day and for every client. Of course, there are circumstances where hourly services still apply; however, at the Gibbs Law Office, this is the exception rather than the rule.

Estate Planning Packages

In family wealth estate planning, packages of documents are important because there are certain necessary documents that interrelate with one another to form a coherent and complete estate plan. The most recognizable of these documents, a last will and testament, is only a minor part of a complete estate plan and the documents included in our packages have been selected to coordinate with each other so that all aspects of your planning needs are addressed.

Package pricing may vary based upon your unique circumstances. All pricing below is for JOINT plans.  SINGLE person ESTATE PLANNING PACKAGES are offered at a price reduction of $400 per package.  Flat fee pricing does NOT include costs such as court filing fees, state filing fees or recording charges which will be itemized for client. Trust packages offer reduced deed pricing at $395 each.   We may on a discretionary basis offer cost credit for replacing current estate plans.

  • Basic Will Package $1195
  • Last Will & Testament
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Advance Healthcare Directive
  • Guardianship
  • Living Trust Basic $2,495
  • Revocable Living Trust
  • Pour Over Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Advanced Healthcare Directive
  • Guardianship
  • Living Trust Essential $2995
  • Revocable Living Trust
  • Pour Over Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Advanced Healthcare Directive
  • Guardianship
  • Tax Planning
  • Drug Abuse and
  • Education Provisions
  • Living Trust Dynasty $3995
  • Revocable Living Trust
  • Pour Over Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Advanced Healthcare Docs
  • Guardianship
  • Drug Abuse and
  • Education Provisions
  • Dynasty Asset Protection
  • Tax Planning
  • Elder & Medicaid Planning

Business Entity Packages

  • Business Basic $1595
  • Filing Articles
  • Organizational Minutes
  • Operating or SH Agreement (2+Members or SHs)
  • Exhibits to Agreement
  • Tax ID
  • Business Essential $2595
  • Filing Articles
  • Organizational Minutes
  • Operating or SH Agreement (2+Members or SHs)
  • Exhibits to Agreement
  • Tax ID
  • Statement of Information
  • Estate Planning Coordination
  • Business Elite $3495
  • Filing Articles
  • Organizational Minutes
  • Operating or SH Agreement (2+Members or SHs)
  • Exhibits to Agreement
  • Tax ID
  • Statement of Information
  • Estate Planning Coordination
  • Business Succession Planning

Unbundled Legal Services & Documents

The following legal services AND related documents are available on a “per item” basis with our same transparent “flat fee” policy.

  • $295   Attorney Consult
  • $495   Estate Plan Evaluation
  • $295   Living Will
  • $995  Revocable Trust
  • $1795  Charitable Trust
  • $595   Last Will and Testament
  • $495   Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • $295   Durable Power of Attorney
  • $995   Medicaid Will
  • $1495  LLC Operating Agreement (1 Member)
  • $2495  LLC Operating Agreement (2-3 Members)
  • $3495  LLC Operating Agreement (4+ Members)
  • $1495  Buy-Sell Agreement
  • $1795  Irrevocable Trust
  • $995   IRA Beneficiary Trust
  • $1495  Shareholder Agreement
  • $995   Independent Contractor Agreement
  • $2495  Business Purchase Agreement
  • $995    Testamentary Trust
  • $2495  Special Needs Trust
  • $495    Special Power of Attorney
  • $1495  Real Estate Purchase Agreement
  • $495    Quitclaim Deed to Trust
  • $795    Enhanced Life Estate Deed
  • $1995  Personal Services Contract
  • $995    Elective Share Trust

Other Legal Services

Pricing for the following services will depend in part upon your unique circumstances and also may vary according to Florida statutes AND/OR  your unique estate planning needs. The uniqueness of your needs and plan with be addressed in your initial estate planning review.

Trust Administration – Flat fee pricing will be determined upon agreement with client based upon the estate complexity and extent of legal services desired. 

Trust Amendment – Flat fee pricing (starting from $395 for simple amendments) will be determined upon agreement with client based upon the complexity of changes to trust. 

Probate Administration – Flat fee pricing will be based upon Florida statutes or may be determined upon agreement with client based upon estate complexity and extent of services required. A $5,000 minimum flat fee will apply if a formal administration is required.

733.6171 Compensation of attorney for the personal representative.—  (1) and (2) omitted…(3) Compensation for ordinary services of attorneys in formal estate administration is presumed to be reasonable if based on the compensable value of the estate, which is the inventory value of the probate estate assets and the income earned by the estate during the administration as provided in the following schedule:

(a) One thousand five hundred dollars for estates having a value of $40,000 or less.
(b) An additional $750 for estates having a value of more than $40,000 and not exceeding $70,000.
(c) An additional $750 for estates having a value of more than $70,000 and not exceeding $100,000.
(d) For estates having a value in excess of $100,000, at the rate of 3 percent on the next $900,000.
(e) At the rate of 2.5 percent for all above $1 million and not exceeding $3 million.
(f) At the rate of 2 percent for all above $3 million and not exceeding $5 million.
(g) At the rate of 1.5 percent for all above $5 million and not exceeding $10 million.
(h) At the rate of 1 percent for all above $10 million.
(4) In addition to fees for ordinary services, the attorney for the personal representative shall be allowed further reasonable compensation for any extraordinary service.

Medicaid Qualification – Flat fee pricing will be determined upon agreement with client based upon a range factoring the average cost of skilled nursing care in Florida and additional asset preservation services.  

Monthly Cost of Nursing Homes
State Semi Private Room (Double Occupancy, Rate per Person)
Min Cost Median
Connecticut $5,931 $12,167
Delaware $6,844 $9,125
Florida $5,171 $7,300