Fuquay-Varina, NC asked in Estate Planning and Probate for North Carolina

Q: Do I have to pay back my aunt?

My grandmother passed away and will states everything divided between her 3 children. One is my father who died before she did, so I know I inherit his third. My aunt is asking for me to pay her back outside of the inheritance for groceries and household goods and transportation she paid for over the last 3 years of grandmother's life. She never asked anyone to help her with these expenses while my grandmother was alive. Do I legally have to give her anything? Her letter said she was requesting this outside of the estate.

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Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: No, you do not have to pay her back. If she wants to be paid back, the proper channel is by making a claim against the estate.

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