Probate Filing Fees
Before the Registry will issue either Grant, Probate Filing Fees must be paid and they are based on the gross value of the deceased’s assets which pass through the estate. Assets that do not pass through the estate and certain assets situated outside British Columbia are not subject to Probate Filing fees.
No fee is payable if the gross value of the estate is less than $25,000.
If the gross value of the estate is over $25,000 – the fee payable is $200, plus $6 for each $1,000 or part of $1,000 of estate value in excess of $25,000, up to $50,000, plus $14 for each $1,000 or part of $1,000 of estate value in excess of $50,000.
For example, on an estate valued at $500,000, the probate Filing Fees would be $6,650 as follows:
||· $25,001 to $50,000
· $50,001 to $500,000
Our Legal Fees for Probate
We do not charge for the initial consultations of 30 minutes, and if no probate is required, you will not pay us anything after that first meeting.
There are certain matters where we are able to charge a flat fee. We may not be able to do the work for a flat fee in the case of a Grant of Probate, but what we can assure you with is that we can support you with straight-forward, efficient, and cost-effective legal services just when you need them most.
For more information on the cost of an application for a Grant of Probate please see our Pricing page. In any event, the cost of hiring a lawyer to make the court application is paid for by the estate.