As Gary Blakenship of the Florida Bar News noted all Circuit Civil Court fees are set to rise in order for Florida to complete its budget for the upcoming year.
As a Probate Attorney the issue of most interest to my Law Firm and its clients is the probate court fees. The cost for a formal Florida Probate Case is going to rise $115 to $395 as of July 1. However, this is better than it could have been as there had been some talk initially of Florida Probate Court fees raising as high as $2,000-$5,000 in various Florida senate and house plans which would have provided for graduated rates depending on the value of the Florida probate estate size. Fortunately that is not scheduled to occur with a flat fee being retained although at the higher rate.