Do executors get paid?

Question: I’ve been asked to act as an executor for an estate. I am not a professional in this field and there’s a lot of work involved. Can I charge for my services? – A.N.


Yes. The fees are established by provincial legislation, and can be charged by any executor, whether a professional, a family member, of a friend. This “tariff” of fees is the most that an executor may charge. The fees are paid from the estate, and are based on the estate’s complexity. This would include considerations of such issues as the time, effort, and travel required settling the estate. It’s best for all parties to agree to these fees in advance, so there is no dispute after the fact. – G.P.N.