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You can file a claim with the estate but, generally, to be paid there must have been some kind of agreement for this to occur otherwise the judge is not likely to approve it.
You certainly have the right to raise the issue and any direct expenses you spent would be more likely to be granted by the judge.
The judge won't sanction you for it in any way, all they will do is deny or approve it.
Not unless there was an agreement. Again, you can try but it is the same.
You're very welcome. I do wish you the best, this is the kind of thing that unfortunately happens too often. One child shoulders the burden and the rest aren't interested until there is an estate.
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