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  • Probate Code Section 10810 Sets the Statutory Executor/Attorney Fees for Probating a Calironia Estate. As of 2013, the current fees are:
  1. 1.4 % of the first $100,000 of the Gross Value of the estate; 
  2. 2.3 % of the next $100,000; 
  3. 3.2 % of the next $800,000; 
  4. 4.1 % of the next $9,000,000; 
  5. 5.½ % of the next $15,000,000; and 
  6. 6.For estates exceeding $25,000,000, an amount determined by the court.

For example, an estate with a gross value of $800,000 would incur $19,000 in statutory fees alone.

The below chart illustrates the probate fee associated with estates of differing sizes: