My brother is the exuctor of my fathers estate. My father divided it between myself and my brother. The estate has paid for the funeral and repairs to the house plus 2 heirs that were left 1,000 a piece. I tried to reason with my brother that the cash left over in my dads checking that we should leave 1 years worth of house operating expense money there and we should divide the rest equally. I only needed 500 dollars to fix my truck and I am entitled to over 19,000 dollars out of that account. I was told I have to wait until the house is sold but I see no provision in the trust or will that spells that out. Am I wrong? I really think I am being fair but maybe not.
2 Answers from Attorneys
Generally the money is split once the estate is closed. What is the reason given for wanting to wait to split up the money? I don't see why you cannot get the money now or just a portion of it.
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I agree with the previous attorney. The Executor may make a partial distribution at his discretion.