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My father passed away and my brother and myself are selling

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My father passed away and my brother and myself are selling his house in Pennsylvania. The home is worth approximately $170,000. My father had taken out a reverse mortgage of $101,000. and we owe Medicaid $31,000.
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: The home is in Pennsylvania. We will still need to pay realtor fees & etc. My question is will a Estate attorney charge a percentage of the sale of the house or based on what my brother and I would receive after everything is paid.
JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.
Customer: ok
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no not yet, family members said we would have to hire an Estate Attorney.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Barrister replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney who will try my very best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I research statutes or ordinances and type out an answer or reply, but rest assured, I am working on your question.

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The attorney's fee would normally be on an hourly fee agreement or be based on a typical percentage of the entire estate. A court case set out what is considered "reasonable" if it is a percentage of the value of the estate.

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This is a link to the fee schedule: PA Attorney Probate Fees

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thanks

Barrister