Law Offices of Craig Willford
Payment of Statutory and Extraordinary Fees at the Closing in Decedent's Estates
Data as of Jan. 27, 2005
- The payment of Statutory Fees and Extraordinary Fees are, normally, not paid until the very end, when the Petition to Distribute is filed and heard by the court.
- The exception to the rule is that where the estate is dragging on for an extended period for a valid reason, the court has the authority to, in its discretion, make an award of a portion of the anticipated fees that appear to be eventually awardable.
- In those exceptional circumstances, the court will normally not make an award of more than 70% of the anticipated fee and on common occasion less yet.
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