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You don't necessarily divide up the estate "evenly and fairly", you divide it up according to the will or, if there is no will, then you divide it up according to the laws of intestate succession.
Many courts ask you to get the heirs to sign off on the order as you give them their share but the laws don't actually require this and you can't really require it before giving them their share.
If they will sign off then you should get them to do so since it can save you from being sued later but if they refuse then you just set the order for a final hearing, send them all notice, and then the judge will sign off on the order and release you from your duties and obligations.
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