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The real issue here is that you may not realize that by filing the estate returns together and then allocating the responsibility to each of the separated estates they are each only allowed to use 1/2 of their exemption amounts. That may be the cause of contention between you and the other executor. Try the math that way and you may get very different results from what you have. If the returns have not yet been filed you should also consider separate filings.
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