If 2 executors are named in a Trust, do they always have to split the fees they get evenly even though one did most of the work?

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If 2 executors are named in a Trust, do they always have to split the fees they get evenly even though one did most of the work?

Asked on May 28, 2013 under Estate Planning, California

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Good question. Ordinarily the trust itself sets forth the means and ways how two or more trustees are to be compensated which typically is a reasonable fee for what has been done.

There is no set rule when it comes to a trustee's fee which in the matter that you have written about each could get paid for time worked instead of splitting what one would expect to be paid per what an executor would be paid under the probate code of each state.


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