Evidence of Services Needed to Determine Fees

Orphans’ Court is unable to rule on objections to the $120,000 in fees paid to deceased lawyer-executor in the absence of evidence of time spent, services rendered, or hourly rates; son (also a lawyer) who had attempted to complete the administration of the estate ordered to submit a memordandum explaining and illustrating the work that was done to support the fees.  Blackmore Estate, 6 Fid.Rep.3d 170 (O.C. Lackawanna Co. 3/8/2016).

(For later opinion imposing surcharge for excessive fees, see Blackmore Estate, 6 Fid.Rep.3d 250 (O.C. Lackawanna Co. 3/15/2016).)

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