Q: My parents got killed by my sister. I was over the estate. I took the insurance money and gave house to my brother and
Wife . Unpond agreement house get sold I get half they get half . My brother died now she's trying not to give me my half what can I do. Plus I've been living in the home and have made major repairs that brought up property value and paid out of pocket for supply's etc
A: The answer would depend on what exactly the agreement says, and how ownership was transferred out of the estate. Were you on the deed as tenants in common, with your brother and his wife as one-half?
Kenneth V Zichi agrees with this answer
As Mr Geers said 'it depends'.
I sincerely hope after this sad turn of events you got legal advice BEFORE handling the estate as this is a classic 'small mistake can have huge ramifications' situation. Please don't compound that mistake now by skimping on legal representation.
Find a LOCAL LICENSED Attorney who can help sorting out all the relevant facts and provide guidance and help on what to do now to protect yourself.
None of this is 'easy' but there will likely be a better course of action that a local professional can help find. Hang in there!
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