California Statutory Probate Attorney’s Fees and Executor Commissions
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. The following fees are only calculated on the value of property subject to probate administration. Property subject to probate administration generally includes the gross value of real estate, business interests, investments, bank accounts, and personal property. Retirement accounts, life insurance, and assets placed in a living trust are generally not subject to probate administration.
*This probate fee calculator is for informational purposes only and should not be considered nor relied upon in place of legal advice. The fees calculated are only a general estimate of actual fees based on California Probate Code Section 10810. Clients may be required to pay Court and other fees on top of the fees calculated using this form.