In the event that the divorce papers grant her 50% of the property, she'll own 50% of the property, and his legal heirs
the other 50%. Only if the house sold for $30,000 (equity) would the third child have $5,000 ($15,000 to ex, and $15,000 to be split among the three children). Property that was solely his would be split among the three children. Now she could have, potentially, a claim for reasonable expenses (taxes, etc...) that she would need to present to the administrators. If the administrators do not act on this, she can petition the probate court to appoint a new administrator of the estate, and assess fees, costs, and "sanctions" against the administrators for their failure to act, breach of fiduciary duty, etc... I assume that you're this third child of three (it's never expressly stated). If so, send a demand letter action requesting 1/3 of his sole property, and 1/6 of the property owned by him and the ex, within 30 days, otherwise you will pursue legal action against them, seeking that amount plus any additional damages as allowed by law, and seeking to remove them as administrators based upon their inaction and breach of fiduciary duty. Send this letter certified, return receipt requested, as well as a copy sent regular mail. Keep a copy for yourself, as well as the return receipt number so that you can show the court that you made this demand. If they still don't act, you will need an attorney in the area that deals with probate cases. Go to www.lawyers.com or www.legalmatch.com to find an attorney in your area. You should be able to find one that will give you a free initial consultation and better advise you of your rights, any problems with your case, likelihood of success, how courts are treating cases such as yours in your area, and what you should do next. Hope that clears things up a bit. If you have any other questions, please let me know. If not, and you have not yet, please rate my answer AND press the "submit" button, if applicable. Please note that I don't get any credit for the time and effort that I spent on this answer unless and until you rate it positively (3 or more stars). Thank you, ***** ***** luck to you!