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My dad passed away 2 yrs ago will no will in place. there are

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My dad passed away 2 yrs ago will no will in place. there are 3 children beneficiaries, all 3 of us agreed on distribution of assets for over a year. I was to receive my parents house but had to remodel it using my third of the money received from the estate. The property was then to be utilized by the 3 of us and our families for Christmas holidays etc but I would live in the home and would own 100% of it. After putting more than 100K in the home to remodel/update 1 sibling has decided she is entitled to one third of the value of the home. What is the law regarding this? does she actually have a claim to the house? The estate never went through probate as it should have due to an attorney issue. What should I do?
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My condolences on your father's passing. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you, but I believe I have information which you will find helpful.

You need to probate the estate as soon as possible. As an interested party, you are entitled to open the estate for probate. Your siblings have an equal claim to the estate and property as you do. It is difficult to enforce such an agreement as you made without having put it in writing.

You should, however, be able to claim your expenses in repairing and keeping up the house as an expense of the estate.

In any event, you should move quickly to get probate oversight of this. You can do it yourself, but it is strongly recommended that you retain local counsel to assist you.

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