Cost of Idaho Probate? Eagle Attorney Explains

Cost of Idaho Probate? Eagle Attorney Explains

Probate in Idaho will typically cost between $2,000 and $5,000 including all fees and costs.  There are three major factors that determine the costs in a specific instance.

Whether or not the surviving family members and heirs are getting along well with each other has an impact on the costs.  The better those relations, the less attorney work is required to referee the parties and complete the process.

Whether there are significant unpaid creditors will also have an impact.  If creditors need to be fended off to preserve assets for the heirs, that also tends to take additional lawyer time.

Finally, different law firms in the Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, and Caldwell area approach attorney fees for probate in different manners.  Most charge strictly by the hour.  Others, like Barry Peters, handle Idaho probates on a fixed-fee basis after an initial assessment determines what will be legally required.  This approach encourages efficiency and economy that ultimately works to the benefit of the clients.

While the other parts of the cost of the Idaho probate – the court filing fees, recording fees, and the cost to publish the Notice to Creditors – really can’t be trimmed, hiring Barry Peters to handle the probate on a fixed-fee basis will usually be the most economical way to complete the process, often costing less than $2,000.00 including the court filing fees, recording fees, and publication costs.


Whether you live in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Star, Nampa, or other nearby communities – in fact, anywhere in Ada County or Canyon County – for additional easy-to-understand information on Idaho Wills, Trusts, probate, and estate taxes, visit the user-friendly website at  Then call attorney Barry Peters’ offices at (208) 939-2600 for an expedited appointment to begin the process of setting up your own Living Trust.  Or, if you have questions, please call Barry for a FREE OFFICE CONSULTATION or visit his Q & A pages at As always, your total satisfaction is guaranteed by Barry Peters, Attorney at Law, where all clients receive individual attention to the details of their unique circumstances.

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