How much does a good elder attorney charge?

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I hired an elder attorney and after consultation he did an act of donation on our house and a piece of property from my mom to me, he had to do a succession on my deceased father to do that, and as a package deal he did a POA,a healthcare POA and a basic will on both of us.. I know it was a lot but I have never dealt with a lawyer before and I can't help wonder if I was overcharged. I am the only child so there is no one to contest or anything

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I think they size you up when you walk in the door. The price also does not reflect competence so beware.
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It also depends on location, the larger metro areas tend to have higher prices. For me, a Trust, and couple POA's, it was around $1500.00 which I thought was reasonable.
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I am in NJ and this was in 2004, but that lawyer did a POA, a Living Will, and a change of deed of the house from my mom, to my mom and me. He also answered many questions. It was about $1200 from what I remember.
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Without knowing how much you were charged, no one could give you an opinion...unless you know how long it took him to do those things.
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He gave me a price before and we signed a contract. We discussed the price and I thought it was a little high but everyone kept telling me lawyers are expensive
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In suburban Chicago, the rate is $350 an hour. If you didn't ask ahead of time, you can almost bet you paid more than you would have had you asked. Always ask up front.

You had a lot of work done. I paid $750 for a healthcare and financial POA alone. $400 for a will/trust. Times two for both of you . . . That wasn't through an elder law attorney, by the way.
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