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Are you wondering what are the California Executor fees?

Are you trying to determine the California executor fees?

California executor fees are set by statute. The fees are found in the probate code and are set as follows:

The fees are set up as a percentage of the total value of the estate. The percentages start at 4% fo the value of the estate up to the first $100,000.  The percentag decreases to 3% for the next $100,000. The percentage decreases to 2% for the next $800,000 of the estate. The executor may receive 1% of the next $1,000,000 of estate property. After that, the court then determines the appropriate additional fee.

Here is a chart of the California Executor fees:

Value of the Estate                                   Executor Fee                      Maximum Fees
$0 – 100,000                                                    4%                                          $ 4,000

$100,001 – 200,000                                       3%                                          $  3,000

$200,001 – 1,000,000                                    2%                                          $16,000

$1,000,001 – 2,000,000                                1%                                           $10,000

$2,000,001 – Infinity                                              Determined by the Judge

As stated above, the fees are based upon the fair market value of all property in the estate, without deducting for any mortgages or other loans on any property that is part of the estate.

Here is an example of how to calculate the California executor fees:

Value of the estate:          $635,000

Property                                                                                      Value                  Mortgage          Equity                  Executor Fee based on                     Executor Fee

Family home value                                                               $500,000               $350,000        $150,000                         $500,000                               1st $100k   = $4,000
2nd $100k = $3,000
$300,000  = $6,000

Bank Accounts                                                                       $100,000                      –                  $100,000                         $100,000                               $100,000   = $2,000

Stocks, Bonds                                                                         $ 20,000                     –                    $ 20,000                          $ 20,000                                $ 20,000    = $   400

Car                                                                                             $ 10,000                     –                    $ 10,000                          $ 10,000                                $ 10,000     = $   200

Jewelry                                                                                     $   5,000                     –                    $   5,000                          $    5,000                                $   5,000      = $  100   

Totals                                                                                       $635,000             $350,000          $ 275,000                             –                                                                 $ 15,700

The total California executor fees in this estate would be: $15,700.

If you need help calculating executor fees or with any part of administering an estate, call us at 800-500-9620 for a free consultation.

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