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The court appointed Executor of a will is entitled to payment or monetary compensation for taking on the task of performing the executor's duties. Generally, there is a statutory rate depending on where you are located. A death benefit that has no named beneficiary would be paid over to the estate. The Executor can pay herself the statutory rate out of the assets of the estate the same as payment of any debt, before any assets can be distributed to the heirs.

Apart from statutory compensation that is reported to the court, the Executor is not permitted to simply take any assets and convert them to her own use.

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How do you calculate executors compensation when you are also a beneficiary?

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Can the executor of a will receive compensation for being executor and beneficiary?

Yes, the executor is entitled to compensation. They may also be a beneficiary.


What if a beneficiary of a will dies while the will is being dealt with by the executor?

The beneficiaries' estate will get their share. The executor will continue to process things according to the will.


Can an executor who is also a beneficiary receive a commissionfees for being executor Or should they choose between the two monies?

Unless specified otherwise in the will, an executor is entitled to compensation for their work. Anything they inherit is a separate accounting.


In UK law can the executor of a will sell the house at a lower price to what the beneficiary would like and could they end up being sued for doing so?

The executor has a duty to the estate. The price must be a fair market price and the beneficiary cannot choose what that is.


In the state of Virginia can an executor also be witness to and beneficiary of a will?

Being named the executor and the beneficiary, and then signing as the witness would leave the will vulnerable to challenges. A beneficiary is often named as executor in a last will. Generally, you should not be a witness or notary of any written instrument from which you will benefit. However, in Virginia it may be legal according to the following section: § 64.1-51. Interested persons as competent witnesses. No person shall be incompetent to testify for or against the will solely by reason of any interest in the will or the estate of the testator. You should check with an attorney in Virginia who specializes in probate.


Can a deed to the family home be transferred to the executrix who is also a beneficiary without the signatures of all the beneficiaries?

The beneficiaries do not have the ability to transfer property. The executor can deed the property to whomever it is being sold or distributed to. The executor can also transfer the deed to the estate while determining disposition.


Can an executor deny a beneficiary access to property listed in an estate?

No they can't. However, if the beneficiary is being unreasonable, then the Executor has the right to ask the beneficiary to deal with him through their lawyer. Answer An executor can deny a beneficiary access to property in an estate. Once again though, you must check the laws of the jurisdiction which govern that estate. Most states have laws that say that an executor is entitled to possession and control of all estate assets during administration. Many also provide that if an executor demands that a beneficiary give back an asset that the beneficiary has taken, the beneficiary must give it back. This is necessary for the orderly administration of every estate. You can imagine the chaos that would ensue if every beneficiary had full access to everything in the estate while administration of the estate is going on. Don't forget that the other parts of settling an estate may involve the sale of some items in order to pay debts owed by the deceased. It is often more easily and efficiently done if you let the executor--named by the deceased--complete the job.


Is a will valid without an executor of the estate being appointed?

There is no requirement that an executor be named in the will for the will to be valid. The court will appoint one.


Can a beneficiary force the sale of a property when executor years ends if the other beneficiaries disagree?

Type your answer here... Can a beneficiary force executors to wind up an estate, or ask them to buy him out in respect of a property being involved


How do you get bank records of deceased parent without being the executor of the will?

You don't.


Do a lawyer or a the executor of the estate contact you regarding being a beneficiary in a will?

That is part of their responsibility, to notify the heirs. They have to show the court they have made very effort to do so.


Can an executor refuse to pay a beneficiary?

They cannot flat out refuse to pay them. However, they may be able to refuse to pay due to there not being any assets to pay them with.


Should sibling who is executor and is inheriting estate residual be able to get executor fees from other sibling who is inheriting most of estate in real estate?

Yes. There is a lot of work and responsibility involved in being the executor of an estate. The one sibling/beneficiary who is appointed should not be reqired to work for the other beneficiary for free. In some cases the executor may not charge the statutory fee, however, they should not be expected to work for free. The executor fee should be paid from the estate. If one of two sibling is inheriting real estate then they should make a cash contribution equal to one-half of the executor's fee.


Can a sibling claim themselves as executor of your parents estate without your consent if there isn't a will?

They can't claim to be the executor, they have to be appointed by the court, otherwise they have no legal standing to do anything with the estate. And you have the right to object to their being appointed executor.


A beneficiary is being difficult and won't accept his small inheritance. What does a court expect the executor to do to fulfill his obligation concerning the distribution?

The executor must distribute the estate according to the provisions in the will and the state probate laws. Any time an executor encounters a difficult situation that involves not being able to follow the provisions in the will (such as not enough assets to pay debts and legacies) the executor can explain the situation in a motion to the court and ask for a ruling. The court will review the problem, apply state law and render a decision that instructs the executor how to handle the situation. The decision protects the executor from any future claims of malpractice as the executor.


Can executor of the estate see the will without decedent's permission?

The executor of the estate is responsible for executing the will. They will have to get the will eventually. The decedent, being dead, cannot very well object to their seeing it.


Can you opt out of being an executor?

Yes. No one can force you to be executor, even if they name you as executor in their will. In the event the person named as executor declines, the probate court can appoint a new executor instead.


Does being the daughter as executor of a will allow compensation be paid by estate?

The executor is entitled to compensation as proscribed by the will or the law. The relationship of the executor to the decedent does not matter.


If there are two named as executor on a will the first being the brother of deceased and second being daughter. can the daughter get money out of the bank although the beneficiary named is the brother?

Laws can and do vary from state-to-state. Consult with an attorney for questions regarding wills and other legal documents.


Can a person who was living with your dad prevent his children from being appointed executor of his estate?

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Can the executor give away property not being appointed the administrator of the estate by the court?

No, the must have a letter of authority. Without it they can be charged with theft.


What happens when a sister is a executor of her brothers will and also his wife?

She fulfills the duties of the executor. There is no issue with being executor of more than one estate at a time.


Who becomes the executor of an estate if no one accepts being executor and no relatives?

The court will appoint an executor either an attorney or a bank. The cost will come out of the estate.


Can an Executor notorize the Will?

Absolutely not. The will should be notarized by a disinterested third party. A will notarized by the executor would expose it to being challenged after the death of the testator, the court would likely disallow the will and the estate would pass as intestate property. The "executor/notary" may find herself in additional trouble if she benefits from that situation. A general rule is that a notary may not notarize any document from which they would derive a benefit. An executor would derive a benefit because they would have intimate control over a person's estate. A notary should have a working knowledge of the rules that govern that office.