What to do if in a Will it states that the executers should not be paid but now they are charging the estate?

For the last year and a half, both executers told us that they were not getting any compensation. However, now we have been notified that one of them is getting approximately $9,000.00 and the other $48,000.00. Is this legal?

Asked on September 21, 2014 under Estate Planning, Connecticut

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I would absolutely file an objection with the court.  If the Will states that they are to serve with out being paid statutory fees then they accepted the position with that limitation.  Understand, though, that if their services required them to work over and above signing papers etc., then they can apply for statutory fees and the court can award them.  But you should have received notice of that application.  Good luck.


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