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Generally, for family trustees, most do not get or take fees. However, the MA law does not set a fee, it just says a "reasonable fee" for services. Many trusts with family trustees specify no trustee except the attorney or professional trustee is entitled to a fee to stop arguments over what is reasonable. You can also set a fee for any trustee other than the attorney or professional trustee (generally banks which provide trustee services). The typical attorney's fee is generally an hourly rate of $150-$300 per hour, depending on the attorney.
Generally it is best to have co-trustees in the three children if they get along and have a provision in the trust providing for either no fees or set the amount of fees they can take.
Attorneys and trust companies charge a lot of money and many times are not worth it if you have good children who can get along and manage the trust.
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