I understand all of that but what I am asking is did he take the money that was the difference from what was in the estate in total or did he reduce what the estate owed you?
Here let me just explain.
I will use your numbers.
The difference is $164,000. But you don't owe him that.
If you paid him that amount of money then end up with the total of $509,000 but then he ends up with the total of $673.000.
If you are paying him an amount to make your values equal you have to pay him $82,000.
But if he taking the money from the estate account, then he would take the full amount because he is owed half of the estate account and so are you (I am assuming you both share the full estate).
Does that answer your question?
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