Estate Law Questions? Ask an Estate Lawyer.
Yes. A probate most likely will need to be opened to transfer the land. If they object, then they should be required to pay their share of the taxes. It really depends upon the law of the state. Typically the child would have priority over a person who is not a child. If they do have an interest, then Court may force a sale. It depends upon the state and the relationship to the decedent of the objecting party. Can you provide additional information? Are they step children?
Are there stepchildren? What state?