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Paying for What You Get: General Considerations for Compensating Executors, Trustees and Attorneys

One aspect of estate planning which is often not considered is how executors, trustees and attorneys should be compensated. Yet compensation claims are a frequent matter of contention and resentment, create disputes between executors, trustees, attorneys and beneficiaries, and can even result in litigation. Common scenarios include the executor, trustee or attorney claiming more than the beneficiaries believe they deserve, or the executor, trustee, attorney and beneficiaries not understanding what compensation is permissible and/or reasonable. Disputes can be minimized with advice and planning which address how the person who is going to do a very important job will be paid for their time and care.

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