My father recently died. He is survived by 7 adult children, no other survivors. There is no will. There is a house, how do I protect my rights against siblings who want to sell the house without my permission?
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Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dad.
Someone among your brothers and sisters has, I'm assuming, already stepped-up to be appointed as Administrator. That's the person who has the legal authority to go ahead and sell the house. If there are 7 children, what is your alternative other than selling the house and dividing the proceeds 7 ways? The Administrator doesn't need your permission to sell the house if he or she has already been appointed. I don't know what your plan of action would be other than to sell the house. What other option is there?