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Probate Fee Due Date

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What is the name of your state? California
My siblings and I have inherited our parents property, and it has now ended up in probate for a bunch of boring reasons. My question is when are the court/probate/attorney fees due? Will the court "release" the property back to the family if these fees aren't paid? If there is no money available to pay these fees, will the court allow a grace period for the debt if the property is going to be sold which will make money available to pay the fees? And, in California, is the average for these fees 6% probate and 3% attorney? And if the executor did not do any of the duties of executor but a sibling performed the duties instead, will the executor still be paid whatever fee is customary? (My brother is the executor according to the Will, but I have performed all the duties. I'm not seeking payment for the work I've done, never would; but my brother wants to be paid for wearing the executor hat.) Thank you for your time and comments.

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