My mother died over 4 years ago, she had a will, and my father had already passed away 6 years prior. The estate was to equally divided to the 5 children, one of which has passed away just 1 year ago. The executor, the now oldest sibling, has not divided the estate, selling of the house most importantly. It was appraised and valued at 200,000, 4 years ago. She also received a lump sum of approximately 40,000.
Not wanting to sound greedy, but we all have those times in life where a little helping hand financially would make a world of difference.
My question is, am I not entitled to atleast 1/5 th of the value of my mothers home/estate? Is there not some time frame in which an estate is expected to executed?
The thread title was meant for this reason.
I have asked my older sibling, the executor, to fulfill mothers wishes, and divide the estate, more precicely, sell my mothers house.
I was informed by the executor, that I am in jeopardy of violating a specific provision.
WILL CONTEST PROVISION, which states....
If any beneficiary or remainderman under this Will in any manner, directly or inderectly, contests or attacks this Will or any of its provisions, any share or interest in my estate given to that contesting beneficiary or remainderman under this Will is revoked and shall be disposed of in the same manner provided herein as if that contestion beneficiary or remainderman had predeceased me without issue.
By asking that the house be sold, and the monies from such sale be divided, in hopes to avoid foreclosure on my own home, am I in violation of this provision?