Generally, the probate process takes anywhere between 9 and 12 months. The length and cost of the probate process depends on the complexity of the estate, and whether the deceased left the estate in order. A lot depends on the courts’ calendar, and whether disputes arise in regard to who may be appointed as administrator or executor. The fees for a probate are set by statute, which is set by the court. State law also dictates the fees that attorneys and executors would receive.
We’ve been handling probate cases here for over 20 years at Holstrom, Block & Parke and we’re happy to help you if you have any questions.