My brother has been told he has cancer so it was to my understanding that the estate would be left to the other three to keep things straight ; then after his sickness 2 heirs had words leaving their share to the youngest of their gran children is this possible ?
ATTORNEY ANSWER BY MARGARET L. CROSS BELIVEAU:
As personal representative, it is your responsibility to distribute the estate assets according to the terms of your mother’s heirs as named in her Will or according to the intestate statute if she didn’t have a Will. You have no authority to distribute property to anyone else other than the heirs. If you do, you will create a title problem. Your siblings can transfer their ownership of the property to whomever they wish after you deed the property to them.
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