Is there a law that states how much an executor can be paid?

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Is there a law that states how much an executor can be paid?

My father has already past away a few years ago. My mother is still living and there are 3 adult children. The oldest child is suppose to be the executor of the Will. It states in the Will that all remaining children are to receive equal parts of all inheritances of my mother. To my knowledge the will does not state that the executor will receive any compensation for handling of the Will. Is thisperson entitled to a certain percentage for doing so?

Asked on August 14, 2017 under Estate Planning, Washington

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

In WA state, if in their Will the testator (i.e. the person who made the Will) makes provision listing the compensation for the executor, then that shall be taken as the full compensation to be paid to them. However, when no compensation is provided for the executor, then the courts will allowed reasonable compensation for the executor's services.


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