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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you tonight.
This is negotiable here in Texas.As long as they set out the amount here in the fee agreement and you agree to it they can charge whatever they want.You have the option to seek a different lawyer.
It is not unheard of for a lawyer to charge 40% if they take it contingent fee especially if it is complicated or has much property and a lot of creditors.Again you should shop the fee here and seek the best deal as the personal representative here for the estate.You are to manage the estate and this is part of it.As long as the agreement reflects what was agreed it is legal in Texas be in 20%, 40%, 50%.
I appreciate the chance to help you tonight.Please let me know if you have more followup.Thanks again.