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CALIFORNIA PROBATE &
ATTORNEY FEES

CALIFORNIA STATUTORY PROBATE FEES AND COMMISSIONS

The personal representative (administrator or executor) and the probate attorney are each entitled to fees as stipulated in the California Probate Code. If additional or “extraordinary services” are performed by either the administrator/executor or probate attorney, the court is allowed to assign additional fees, as the judge/court deems “reasonable”.

Probate Fees are calculated as follows:

4% of first $100,000
3% of next $100,000
2% of next $800,000
1% of next $9,000,000
0.5% of next $15,000,000
Reasonable amount above $25,000,000

Probate Estate* Administrator/Executors Commission Attorney’s Fee
$100,000 $4,000 $4,000
$200,000 $7,000 $7,000
$300,000 $9,000 $9,000
$400,000 $11,000 $11,000
$500,000 $13,000 $13,000
$600,000 $15,000 $15,000
$700,000 $17,000 $17,000
$800,000 $19,000 $19,000
$900,000 $21,000 $21,000
$1,000,000 $23,000 $23,000
$1,500,000 $28,000 $28,000
$2,000,000 $33,000 $33,000
$3,000,000 $43,000 $43,000
$4,000,000 $53,000 $53,000
$5,000,000 $63,000 $63,000
$10,000,000 $113,000 $113,000

*Probate property typically includes the gross value of real property (home, investment, land and/or commercial property), business interests (in a corporation or LLC), investments (stocks, mutual funds) bank accounts (checking, savings), personal property (jewelry, sports memorabilia) and household goods, but generally does not include retirement accounts, life insurance, or assets placed in living trusts.

THIS MATERIAL IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE AND IS PRESENTED SOLEY FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.
FOR LEGAL ADVISE, CONTACT A QUALIFIED & LICENSED CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY.

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