What is the commission for being the representative of an estate?

2021 New Jersey Statute  3B:18-14 states that:

Commissions on all corpus received by the fiduciary may be taken as follows:

5% on the first $200,000 of all corpus received by the fiduciary;

3.5% on the excess over $200,000 up to $1,000,000;

2% on the excess over $1,000,000; and

1% of all corpus for each additional fiduciary provided that no one fiduciary shall be entitled to any greater commission than that which would be allowed if there were but one fiduciary involved.

Such commissions may be reduced by the court having jurisdiction over the estate only upon application by a beneficiary adversely affected upon an affirmative showing that the services rendered were materially deficient or that the actual pains, trouble and risk of the fiduciary in settling the estate were substantially less than generally required for estates of comparable size.

2021 New Jersey Statute 3B:18-13. states that:

Commissions in the amount of 6% may be taken without court allowance on all income received by the fiduciary. For the purposes of this section, income which is withheld from payment to a fiduciary or fiduciaries pursuant to any law of this State, or of the United States, or any other state, country or sovereignty, or of any political subdivision or governmental unit of any of the foregoing, requiring the withholding for income tax or other tax purposes, shall be deemed to be income received by the fiduciary, and shall be subject to income commissions as provided in this section in the same manner as if actually received by the fiduciary.

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1. Do I need an attorney for this process?
2. If there is no will, then who gets what?
3. What do I do with a vehicle registered only in the decedent's name?
4. What does it mean for a will to be self-proving? What happens if the will is not self-proving?
5. The decedent hasn't spoken to closest next of kin for years. Do I still have to tell the Surrogate's Court about them?
6. What are my duties as executor or administrator?
7. Who is considered next of kin?
8. Am I personally responsible as executor/administrator for the decedent's debts?
9. What if there's not enough money in the estate to pay all debts?
10. What debts of a decedent take priority?
11. What happens if assets were left to a minor?
12. I don't think the executor or administrator is doing their job properly; what can I do?
13. The decedent is still getting social security checks. Should I call someone about this?
14. I have tax questions. Who do I contact?
15. What do I need to transfer a vehicle title?
16. Do I need to come to the Surrogate's Court if the only asset is a vehicle titled to my deceased spouse AND myself?
17. Can I obtain additional / updated estate certificates?
18. How do I obtain an EIN / Tax ID number?
19. I need to obtain a bond. Where can I get one?
20. What effect does a divorce have on a will?
21. What if I don't want my inheritance? How do I disclaim?
22. Who becomes the guardian of orphaned minors if there is no will?
23. How do I file a claim against an estate?
24. Do all states have the same probate laws?
25. What is the commission for being the representative of an estate?
26. What if the decedent died in another country?