Attorneys in Maryland charge from $2,500 to $5,000 to draft Living Trusts for spouses. If you want to make a simple change to your Living Trust, the law firm may charge you another $1,500. This is a verbatim explanation of why a Montgomery County lawyer charged almost $1,500 to make a few minor changes to a Living Trust: “Our billing records reflect 3 hours of my time ($375); 1 hour of associate attorney’s time ($275) and 1.7 hours of legal assistant’s time ($175). The total hourly charges ($1,697.50) was discounted to $1,475”.
In contrast, I can usually modify my clients’ existing Wills in less than 30 minutes.
Please also see my discussion as to why I discourage most clients from using a Living Trust. https://marylandprobatelawfirm.com/wills-trusts/