deceased parents offer to sell house to child heir at cost (56k), 3 heir beneficiaries, would/should the purchasing heir get 1/3 of the 56k back as estate inheritance from proceeds of the sale? (my brother is attempiting this)
1 Answer from Attorneys
Assuming there is no contrary language in the Will, and assuming the home is being sold out of the estate, and your brother is entitled to a one-third share of the estate, he will pay $56,000 to the estate, and then receive one-third of that amount (and one-third of any other estate assets) when the proceeds from the estate are distributed. Think of it this way: if your parents left the house to all three of you, he would be entitled to a one-third share of the house. He shouldn't be required to pay for his one-third share of the home.