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Tasks that can earn a discretionary Extraordinary Fee in Decedent's Estates

Data as of August 24, 2011

Statutory fees are intended by the Probate Code to cover the typical "statutory" tasks expected to be performed therefor.

Tasks that are outside such statutory fee tasks can be compensated, founded upon a Petition, hearing and Court discretion, with Extraordinary Fees.

The statutory fees are to pay for the standard "statutory fee" tasks that substantially all probate estates need doing.

The typical extraordinary tasks that are beyond those standard tasks are listed below, taken from the California Rules of Court, Rule 7.703:

Just as the Personal Representative can waive the statutory commission, so too can he/she waive Extraordinary Fees.

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