Topeka, KS asked in Estate Planning for Kansas

Q: What is a fair executor fee on a $120,000 estate in Kansas with no probate?

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Doug Coe
Doug Coe
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Wichita, KS
  • Licensed in Kansas

A: Technically, if there is no probate, there is no executor -- which means no fees at all. To the extent someone has to actually do work on behalf of the estate, it's usually done on an hourly basis and the hourly rate is based on complexity of work and skill sets required. The size of the estate is less relevant than the work that actually has to be done, which can vary greatly.

With that said, there may be some additional variables that aren't obvious just from your question, and I would recommend touching base with a Kansas attorney.

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