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Probate-Fees

Do I Pay Probate Fees on Real Property Located Outside Pennsylvania?

Posted on Wed Sep 7, 2016, on Probate and Estate Administration

From Our “Ask a Question” mailbag:” Do I pay probate fees on real property located outside of Pennsylvania? Do I even list it on the Register of Wills’ Inventory? I am the executor of my mother’s estate in Philadelphia. She died owning a New Jersey shore home. Do I list this on the Philadelphia Register of Wills’ Inventory and then pay a probate fee?

What fees can an attorney executor charge in Lehigh County?

Posted on Thu Aug 6, 2015, on Fees

From our “Ask a Question” mailbag: I am the co-executor of my mother’s Lehigh 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 Lehigh County, the attorney should not be charging both fees:

an executor’s fee and
a fee for legal services based solely on a percentage of the estate.

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.

Mileage Reimbursement for Executors in Atlantic County, NJ

Posted on Thu Mar 12, 2015, on Fees

As Executor of an Atlantic County Estate, can I be reimbursed for mileage?

As the executor of an estate, your expenses incurred in handling the estate are reimbursable from the estate assets. Typical examples are filing fees, parking fees, and money that you pay to have the estate assets secured or cleaned. You are also reimbursed for reasonable travel costs that were incurred only because 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.

What fee can a Bucks County Estate Attorney charge?

Posted on Mon Feb 23, 2015, on Probate and Estate Administration

I am the co-executor of my Mother’s Bucks 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 Bucks 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 Expense Reimbursement in Burlington County, New Jersey

Posted on Fri Feb 13, 2015, on Probate and Estate Administration

As the executor of an estate in Burlington County, NJ, your expenses incurred in handling the estate are reimbursed from the estate assets. Typical examples are filing fees, parking fees, and money that you pay to have the estate assets secured or cleaned. You are also reimbursed for reasonable travel costs that were incurred only because of the estate.

Montgomery County Orphan’s 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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