2016 Wyoming Code
TITLE 2 - WILLS, DECEDENTS' ESTATES AND PROBATE CODE
CHAPTER 7 - ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES
ARTICLE 8 - FINAL REPORT, ACCOUNTING, DISTRIBUTION AND DISCHARGE
SECTION 2-7-804 - Fees of attorney for estate; schedule.

WY Stat § 2-7-804 (2016) What's This?

2-7-804. Fees of attorney for estate; schedule.

(a) If the court determines that by reason of unusual circumstances the fee computed hereafter is not equitable after considering the time and effort reasonably expended and the responsibility with which the personal representative was charged, the court may allow such additional fee as the court determines proper. The court shall allow the attorney for the estate fees for ordinary services rendered to the estate unless the attorney files a written waiver as to a part or all thereof. The fees shall be computed on the basis of the amount of the decedent's probate estate accounted for as follows:

(i) For the first one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of the basis, ten percent (10%);

(ii) For the amount over one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) of the basis, five percent (5%);

(iii) For the amount over five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) and not exceeding twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) of the basis, three percent (3%);

(iv) For all sums over twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) of the basis, two percent (2%).

(b) In addition, further fees as are just and reasonable may be allowed by the court to the attorney for the estate for extraordinary expenses or services actually incurred or rendered by the attorney and necessary to the proper administration and distribution of the estate. Extraordinary services shall include but not be limited to services rendered by the attorney relative to any tax matters and services rendered by the attorney in connection with any litigation to which the decedent or the estate is a party.

(c) The amount of the decedent's probate estate accounted for shall be determined pursuant to W.S. 2-7-803(c).

(d) Nothing herein shall prevent the personal representative and the attorney from negotiating lower fees.

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