My mother died and left property to my older brother.

Asked over 2 years ago - Winburne, PA

Stipulation in the will is if and when the property sells the funds from the sale are distributed equally among surviving brothers. The brother that inherited it transferred the property to a nephew for one dollar. Is that legal or should it be fair market value.

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  1. Marshall D. Chriswell

    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . The answer will depend on the exact in the will, as well as other facts. You should consult with an attorney.

    Marshall Chriswell
    Attorney at Law
    30 S. Second St.
    Clearfield, PA 16830

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  2. James Paul Coletta

    Contributor Level 8


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    Answered . A lawyer needs to review the will. It does not seem the brother had full title in the property. You need to consult a local attorney immediately.

    The advice given is general in nature and consultation with a lawyer is neccssary.
  3. James P. Frederick

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    Answered . I agree with both of the other responses. You need to have the Will reviewed in detail. Whether or not there is recourse is likely to depend on the express language that was used. I would think that you have a really good argument that your brother violated the intent of the provision, regardless.

    James Frederick

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