Law Office of Seth A. Levy, LLC
Mount Pleasant Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Attorney
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Fees

Legal Fees

Legal Fees & Services

The following rate information is provided as a reference.  These rates do not constitute a contract for services at the listed rate; fees may be adjusted to reflect the particular complexity of your matter, the urgency of your need (and whether it requires that I reschedule other matters), and the need to bring additional resources to address your issues.  The fees do not include any filing fees, service fees, recording fees, travel costs, or court costs.  These costs must be paid by the client in addition to the fees for legal services.  Attorneys and established clients will receive courtesy discounts.   Your fee will be established and agreed upon in a written Fee Agreement that must be signed before work commences. Generally, drafting (including estate planning) is billed 50% at engagement (earned on presentation of drafts), and 50% on presentation of drafts (earned on the earlier of execution or 28 days after presentation of drafts).  Fees for documents to be executed elsewhere are deemed earned on presentation of drafts.  Most hourly work will require payment of a advance fee before work commences.  Travel within Charleston County is complimentary.  Travel to other destinations is billed at the prevailing IRS rate, or $0.50/mile, whichever is greater.  Cash, Check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover cards accepted. 

To request a conference to discuss your matter, simply send me a note through the contact page on this website.  There is no charge for the first hour of an initial consultation.

 

Contact Us

➤ LOCATION

800 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

☎ CONTACT

Seth@LevyLegalSC.com
(843) 400-4510


Estate Planning for Individuals

Essential Estate Planning Package for Individuals…..$595

Includes: Last Will and Testament*, Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, HIPAA Release Authorization, and SC Physician Order for Scope of Treatment (POST).


estate and trust administration

Assistance with estate and trust administration is available and can be billed either hourly or as a flat fee. Please contact me for a quote.


Other fees

Deed drafting includes nominal title research to confirm referenced prior deeds, plats, etc.; title opinions for title insurance will require chargeable research, which is generally billed at the Reference Rate.

Recording fees are currently $26 for the first 15 pages.

Filing fees and costs for background checks and fingerprints are additional.  Inquire for current costs.

Filing fees are in addition to the fees charges for legal services.  Fees include basic consultation about organizational structure; where extensive consultation is required, fees will be based hourly, and registration or drafting of documents will be billed based on time spent.

Includes function as Registered Agent for Service for the first year.

Hourly at the Reference Rate, or as negotiated in advance.



Essential Estate Planning Package for Couples

Essential Estate Planning Package for Married Couples…..$895

Includes (for each spouse): Last Will and Testament*, Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, HIPAA Release Authorization, and SC Physician Order for Scope of Treatment (POST).


other legal services

Seth Levy can also provide basic answers and guidance to a variety of South Carolina legal matters. If you have a specific legal question, or require a quote for services not listed on this page, please contact me.

Conveyance (Real Property) Deed Drafting........ $125

Powers of Attorney (one person).......................... $125

Legal Name Change (other than in divorce)....... $275



Privacy estate planning 

For individuals and couples....from $2000 plus recording and registration fees

Includes Revocable Trust, Certification of Trust, Personal Property Designation, and Pour Over Will, as well as the Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, HIPAA Release Authorization, Advanced Medical Directive to Physicians.


business documents

Formation of Limited Liability Company (Articles of Organization)....................................................... $375

LLC Operating Agreements....................... from $1,200

Incorporation (Articles of Incorporation)............. $350

Bylaws, Shareholder Agreements, Key Employee Agreements, Employee Handbooks, Policies & Procedures, Handbook/Policy Review, etc........Hourly


general fees

Initial Consultation (30 min., litigation or a specific minor matter) .........................................Complimentary

Intake Consultation (estate planning or general) .............................................................. Complimentary

Litigation, Document Review, General Legal (hourly, 0.10 hr. increments) ............................................. $200