The personal representative shall give written notice to each creditor who
has filed a claim under § 8–104 of this article which is still open and to all interested
persons of a claim, petition, or other request which could result, directly or indirectly,
in the payment of a debt, commission, fee, or other compensation to or for the benefit
of the personal representative or the attorney for the estate. The notice shall state the
amount requested, and set forth in reasonable detail the basis for the request. It shall
also state that a request for hearing may be made within 20 days after the notice is
(b) Unless there was fraud, material mistake, or substantial irregularity in the
proceeding, or a request for a hearing is filed within 20 days of the sending of the notice,
any action taken by the court on the petition is final and binding on all persons to whom
the notice was given.
(c) A certification by independent counsel as to the reasonableness of the
amount of the payment is not required.
I am changing the practice area to probate to bring your question before the right audience.
This is a general response that should not be considered legal advice. No attorney-client relationship has been formed. Please speak with an attorney in more detail about your specific situation.
It means that a personal representative or an attorney may not receive a payment of any kind from the estate without first filing a request to the Orphans' Court, with a copy to all of the persons designated, asking permission to do so. It sounds to me like you need to consult with a probate attorney to help you navigate properly through the laws governing administration of estates. Good luck!
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