Vancouver, WA asked in Estate Planning for Washington

Q: In disputes between siblings why does it seem like the law sides with the kids that want to sell ? Leaving the other if

They don't Have the money to by them out on hand then they are forced to sell to. in most cases the one sibling is trying to keep the property above all.

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Nina Whitehurst
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A: It seems that way because the law does in fact favor the siblings who want to sell. The reason for that is it is untenable in the long run to force the siblings who want to sell to have to wait for their inheritance while the one who wants to occupy continues to live in the property, usually without paying rent to the other co-owners and without paying the others for their shares.

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