Executor Commissions for Legal Secretaries

Co-executors of the estate of a deceased lawyer, who had served as his secretaries and performed much of the legal work in the administration of the estate, were allowed as commissions the same percentage of the estate that the decedent had claimed in his own law practice for almost fifty years (5% of the first $100,000, 4% of the next $100,000, and 3% for balance), despite the objections of the Attorney General as parens patriae for the charitable beneficiaries of the estate.  Peters Estate, 5 Fid.Rep.3d 265 (O.C. Montour 10/2/2014) (opinion by James, J.), aff’d, No. 1359 MDA 2014 (Pa. Super. 6/17/2015) (non-precedential).

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