What does the personal rep over a will generally charge for their time involved?

Asked on May 16, 2009 under Estate Planning, North Dakota

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

There's no "general" answer to this.  The personal representative of the estate -- the executor named in the will -- may or may not be allowed to get paid for his or her time, under the terms of the will, and the law of your state may also have something to say about this;  sometimes, the personal representative can get a percentage of the estate, rather than a time-based compensation.  However, the billing for the lawyer who represents the executor or other personal representative is a different question.

If you're concerned by something along these lines, in an estate where you have an interest, you should talk to a wills and estates attorney in your area.  One place to look, for the lawyer you'd need to help you with this, is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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