My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: California.
Father owns half of house (2 apartments). Son and wife each own a quarter and live together in one apartment. Father leaves his half of house to son. There is a mortgage on the house. The executor chooses not to rent out the apartment that the father was living in. Are the son and his wife responsible for the mortgage payments on the father's half of the house until the estate is settled? They cannot rent out the apt yet so it doesn't seem right that they would be responsible for paying the mortgage. Shouldn't the estate pay the mortgage?