Fees Calculation

California Probate Fees Calculation Table©

Presented by Miyoshi Law Office, a division of Miyoshi International Law Offices

(please note this table is provided as a convenience only and all calculations of
attorneys fees and other costs should be confirmed by separate calculation)

In California the formula for computing attorney's fees in a formal probate court
proceedings is found in California Probate Code §§ 10810 and 10811.

An attorney may collect:

  • 4% of the first $100,000 of the gross value of the probate estate
  • 3% of the next $100,000
  • 2% of the next $800,000
  • 1% of the next $9,000,000
  • 0.5% of the next $15,000,000, and
  • a "reasonable amount" (determined by the court) for everything above
    $25,000,000 (for this calculation table the reasonable amount is deemed as 1/4 of one percent)