Lizella, GA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia

Q: Can I get the mortgage amount and renovations cost from the estate of my deceased parents?

This is property that I inherited with 2 siblings back in 2016 after my parents death. I paid off the mortgage in full and did 30k of exterior renovations. We are currently in the process of selling the property and I would like to get back 2/3 of the mortgage and renovations off the sale of the house. I do have documentation to prove that I paid off the mortgage and did the renovations needed. The home is in the probate process and the only item left before closing the estate is the selling of the home and distribution of proceeds from selling the inherited home.

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1 Lawyer Answer
James Clifton
James Clifton
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you and your siblings cannot agree regarding the reimbursement, this will be a question that must be presented to the probate court. You would present your case as a subsequent creditor of the estate for estate debts incurred and seek reimbursement. The documentation you have will be helpful in proving your claim.

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