Sacramento, CA asked in Estate Planning for California

Q: My family owns a house and dont get along.

My grandmother owns %40, aunt %20, and they are trying to stop my 2 brothers who own %20 each from getting their %20 as they dont think they deserve it. Can they stop them in escrow or any other time from getting thier percentage after the sale of the house.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN
  • Licensed in California

A: If the house truly is owned 4 ways, the seller and the escrow agent and the title insurer will (should) insist that either the sale proceeds check be made payable to all four, or they will issue 4 checks according the the percentages shown in the vesting.

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