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Hi and welcome to JA. I am Ray a licensed lawyer and will be assisting you tonight.
The siblings here under the Rhode Island laws of intestacy would inherit equal shares of the property you mention in probate.If there are just two of them here and the house is paid for this appears to an extremely low offer to resolve this matter.Granted probate would have to be opened but if you are husband's heir to me you would do better in probate.
I woudl consider your own lawyer here locally to negotiate a better outcome.
Here are the laws of intestacy.
You are welcome.
This applies first to the inheritance of house to siblings and then your share of the husband's estate too again if there was no will involved in either place.
To me they are starting real low.Either you use lawyer to counter claim here or you try yourself.
You can locate a Rhode Island lawyer here.
You are so welcome.I think you might have an interest in the $75-$85k range.I would try and get a tax value for the property from the tax assessor here and then use the lawyer referral.
To me that appears to be more of the half interest if there were two siblings who split a $175k house thats paid for.
Because it appears you would be entitled to the $75 plus life estate in his half using laws of intestacy.You may want to verify all of that with the lawyer and using the tax appraisal.It sure appears to be worth a lot more than they are offering here.
I wish you the best here in getting your fair share , thanks again.
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you got it thanks
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I believe I should get a lawyer
I think it will pay for itself here.I think a lawyer can get you a lot m ore.
Honestly from what you present they are trying to steal it and give you peanuts.
This was their first offer think they will come up with a lawyer.You deserve your fair share here nothing less.
Use the lawyer referral they will work with you to locate a probate/real estate lawyer here to resolve this.
It's just that his lawyer told me that because I am 64 I would only be entitled to about 20 thousand and because I live on a fixed income of 1200, I am about to lose my home in Cranston.
I would hold out for a fair share here. Don't think they are being fare and I can see you need the money .
Might allow you to save your home here.
A lawyer can help get you a much better resolution.I really believe that.
But it will take some time right?
It shouldn't take that long.They really need to resolve it with you so they can sell it.They may in fact have a buyer already.You never know here.
Brother is renting it
They have to buy you out of it.Otherwise in probate they would have to pay you your half. I mean they might get a little discount from you to settle now but this looks like they are really not trying to be fair.
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No problem.Thanks again.