When looking for the right lawyer, first and foremost you should try to find one upon whom you can rely. Why pay money to any professional for advice that will be ignored? Usually the best way to find a lawyer is to ask for a personal referral from someone you trust.
Hourly rates for attorneys can vary wildly depending upon the market and experience. Of course, a lawyer can charge whatever that lawyer thinks the market will bear. The value of the legal expertise does not necessarily rise or fall with the hourly rate charged.
Many projects lend themselves to a flat fee arrangement. Much of the work involved in probate and estate planning is often handled on such a basis. Contrary to the practice in some states, very few Texas lawyers charge a percentage fee for probating an estate.
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