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Has anyone filed a probate case to settle his estate?
Are you the only living sibling?
Did he have any children or a wife?
Ok, then under TN intestacy laws, the half siblings or their heirs would inherit the same as whole blood siblings. So here you would inherit 20% of his estate, and the half sibling's estates would each inherit 20% that would descend down to their children.
However, once a probate case was opened and an Administrator appointed, you would be able to submit a "creditor claim" to the Administrator to be reimbursed off the top for any funeral expenses you fronted for the estate.