What is the average cost to hire an attoney when you are the executor of a Will/Trust?

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What is the average cost to hire an attoney when you are the executor of a Will/Trust?

If you are an executor of a Will/Trust and need legal help navigating the process what should you expect to pay?

Asked on November 28, 2018 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The fees for attorneys who help probate a will are set by statute (that is, by law) in your state. They are a small percentage of the size of the estate: 4% of the first $100,000 of the estate's gross value; 3% of the next $100,000; 2% of the next $800,000 after that; 1% of the next $9 million; 0.5% of the next $15 million; no additional amounts for estates over $24 million in value.


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