Reasonable Compensation of Executors

Serving as an executor is not an honor, it is work. As such, the person serving in this position will often want to be compensated for his, her, or its time. A common question is: how much is appropriate? The Tennessee Code simply provides that an executor is entitled...

Percentage Fees in Probate Matters

Is it unlawful or unethical for an estate attorney to charge a fee based on a percentage of the estate? That was one issue raised inĀ In re Estate of Bessie Adcock Bingham. In that case, the executor entered into a contract with an estate attorney, whereby the attorney...