My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Missouri
My father dies a little over a week ago. He was 78 and not in the best health, but it was still a shock. He leaves behind just us 3 daughters, as my mother passed in 2008. He was pretty broke when he died, living off of Social Sec and a small Air Force retirement. All he owned was a house worth less than $30k which my older sister lived in with him (she was his caretaker). He has about $5,000 in the bank after his funeral costs.
My older sister would like to keep the house, and my younger sister and myself agreed to this. My younger sister would like her debt to my father forgiven (about $8k), and my older sister and I agree to that. The cash is all that is left, so I would get that (which they both agree to).
My question is this, do we need to involve the courts at all since we all seem to agree on the division of the property?