In California, the probate code sets a statutory fee for attorney's and personal representatives (executor) for the administration of a decedent's estate. Additionally, the attorney and personal representative may request and be permitted by the court to receive an amount above this standard fee if extraordinary services are performed.
Use the calculator below to estimate Probate attorney's fees and executor commissions for the administration of estates valued over $150,000, but less than $25,000,000. A reasonable amount is determined by the court for amounts above $25,000,000.
Enter Total Value Of Estate
*Enter amount over $150,000 and under $25,000,000
How The Fees Are Calculated
|4% of the first $100,000|
|3% of the next $100,000|
|2% of the next $800,000|
|1% of the next $9,000,000|
|.5% of the next $15,000,000|
For an estate larger than $25,000,000, the court will determine the fee for the amount that is greater than $25,000,000.