Compensation & Fees for Personal Representatives, Trustees, and Attorneys in Florida Estates and Trusts
By Jeffrey Kempf, Esq.
September 15th, 2021
Under Florida law, the personal representative of an estate (sometimes also called an executor) and the trustee of a trust are entitled to compensation, as are the attorneys who represent the personal representative and trustee.
Compensation of Personal Representative The personal representative is entitled to a commission from the estate assets, which can be calculated using a percentage of the inventory value of the probate estate assets and the income earned during administration. For a formal probate administration, the following table sets forth what amount is deemed to be reasonable compensation:
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