Since your mother's estate and trust are in Florida, any fee you would be entitled to as the Personal Representative and/or Trustee would be governed by Florida law. If you have not retained an experienced Florida estate attorney to provide guidance, I'd strongly urge you to retain one. Good luck to you.
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I agree with my colleagues that your fees would be determined under Florida law. Of course, the trust can dictate that other state law would apply, so you should have this reviewed by a Florida attorney.
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