How does the executor bill the decedent’s estate for the executor’s services?

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Can the executor of an estate bill on a flat fee hourly basis or does the executor charge for their services according to a percentage of the value of the estate?


In Massachusetts (unlike in Florida for example), an executor cannot charge for his/her services according to a percentage of the value of the estate. Instead, an executor should charge a reasonable hourly fee for his/her services performed as such. The executor’s fee is disclosed on the probate court account and ultimately may be subject to probate court approval.

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