Q: My mother passed in Rhode Island in Dec. 2016. I have two other sisters, one became the executor.
of my mother's estate My mother named me in her will and bequested me the sum of $20,000, which my sister tells me I'm not going to get because there's no money in my mother's accounts. The hearing to close the estate, is in 7 days and don't agree with the accounting that my sister sent me. It shows mostly very high utility bills for my mother's house that her and my other sister inherited in equal shares for example a Landscaping bill for spring and summer of 2017 for $975 and a pool cleaning bill paid in July of 2017 for $475, Etc... My sister told me she doesn't have to sell the house to pay me my bequest but if I sign a waiver releasing any rights I might have in the estate that she will give me $10,000 out of her own pocket because she thinks that's what my mother would have wanted me to have. Is it legal for her to pay all these excessive High utility bills for a year after my mother passed out of my mother's estate and leaving me with zero inheritance?
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