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Attorney Fees for Serving as Co-Executor in Delaware County, PA

Posted on Mon Mar 30, 2015, on Fees

I am the co-executor of my Mother’s Delaware County, Pennsylvania estate, along with her attorney. What fee can he charge?

First, if your Mother’s attorney is serving as the executor and will also be providing your mother’s estate legal services in Delaware County, the attorney should not be charging both an executor’s fee and a fee for legal services based solely on a percentage of the estate.

Executor Fees in Pennsylvania

Posted on Wed Mar 11, 2015, on Fees

Direct estate administration questions lead to simple answers in some states, but require thoughtful analysis and create uncertainty in others. Klenk Law provides clarity on three frequently asked questions in Pennsylvania estate administration: Executor, Administrator and Personal Representative compensation.

Attorney’s Fees in Chester County Pennsylvania

Posted on Mon Mar 9, 2015, on Fees

I am the co-executor of my Mother’s Chester County, Pennsylvania estate, along with her attorney. What fee can he charge?

First, if your Mother’s attorney is serving as the executor and will also be providing your mother’s estate legal services in Chester County, the attorney should not be charging both an executor’s fee and a fee for legal services based solely on a percentage of the estate.

Montgomery County Orphans’ Court Judge Scrutinizes Executor and Attorney Fees

Posted on Fri Jan 16, 2015, on Fees

We posted recently about attorney’s fees in Pennsylvania. Let’s take a look at how a dispute over fees actually plays out.

A Montgomery County Orphans’ Court case, DeVitis Estate, is a cautionary tale for executors. It shows what judges will do when faced with unexplained fees. In this case, the deceased named her daughter executor of the estate. Due to perceived foul play, two beneficiaries of the estate requested an audit of the estate and then filed objections to the accounting.

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