Initial Fees and Basic Costs to Administer an Estate in Probate – Shadi Shaffer; Esq
General discussion about the initial cost and filing fees related to administer a Probate Administration. Shadi discusses what to expect in terms of hard costs; specifically probate court in Orange County. She explains publication fees, whether the person stepping in to act as Administrator or Executor will be required to get bonded and a general idea of the cost involved and that bond fees are paid every year until the case is completed. Attorney Shaffer explains that the process of probate is primarily to ensure that creditors get paid monies owed to them from the estate and any remaining assets go to the legal heirs of the person that has passed away.