Q: My two sisters inherited my mothers house and my mother bequested
Me the sum of twenty thousand dollars. They said my mom's money in her estate was only twenty six thousand dollars and they used it up on the funeral and utility bills of the house for a year after my mothers passing. Can I force My sisters to sell the house and pay me my bequest?
This depends on how the will was written. If the house were given as a specific bequest, then no, probably not. If the money were given as a specific bequest and the house as a 'residual' item, then maybe, but it depends on the nature of the expenses paid.
Bottom line, you need to take all the documentation to a local estate and probate lawyer to review. State law may have an impact on the determination, and the wording is critical. That analysis is beyond the scope of what is possible in a forum like this.
Please seek local legal help ASAP! -- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.
I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice
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