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    Question In Wa State Must or May Executor Be Paid if One of Beneficiaries

    My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: WA

    In other words, must or may the executor of a will, who is also a beneficiary, pay himself/herself a fee for acting as the will-designated executor? The will in question doesn't mention such a fee or its amount.

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    Default Re: In Wa State Must or May Executor Be Paid if One of Beneficiaries

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    My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: WA

    In other words, must or may the executor of a will, who is also a beneficiary, pay himself/herself a fee for acting as the will-designated executor? The will in question doesn't mention such a fee or its amount.
    The executor is entitled to be paid a fee for the work that they do for the estate. An executor, who is also an heir, will sometimes waive that fee. In WA there is no set amount or percentage that executors must be paid. Google, "executor's fee WA" for more information.

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    Default Re: In Wa State Must or May Executor Be Paid if One of Beneficiaries

    Quote Quoting disquisitive
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    My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: WA

    In other words, must or may the executor of a will, who is also a beneficiary, pay himself/herself a fee for acting as the will-designated executor? The will in question doesn't mention such a fee or its amount.
    Don't be greedy. If there are multiple beneficiaries you could get sued for misfeasance or malfeasance which will tie up the estate and make lawyers very happy.

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    Default Re: In Wa State Must or May Executor Be Paid if One of Beneficiaries

    No.

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    Default Re: In Wa State Must or May Executor Be Paid if One of Beneficiaries

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    No.
    That question cannot be answered with a simple no. With the "must or may" there two different answers. The must question is no because an executor can waive the fee. However the may question is absolutely yes.

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    Default Re: In Wa State Must or May Executor Be Paid if One of Beneficiaries

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    That question cannot be answered with a simple no. With the "must or may" there two different answers. The must question is no because an executor can waive the fee. However the may question is absolutely yes.
    Agree. I missed the "may" part of the question.

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    Default Re: In Wa State Must or May Executor Be Paid if One of Beneficiaries

    It also depends on if the will stipulates that the executor can be paid a fee or not.

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    Default Re: In Wa State Must or May Executor Be Paid if One of Beneficiaries

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    It also depends on if the will stipulates that the executor can be paid a fee or not.
    My understanding is that the will has no such stipulation.

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    It also depends on if the will stipulates that the executor can be paid a fee or not.
    I did not see any mention of that. What I saw said that if the will stated an amount that the executor was to be paid, that that amount would stand. Otherwise it may be based on any reasonable method of determination. What I read suggested that an hourly rate be established.

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