Is there a probate? You would only be liable up to the value of the distribution you receive from the estate. If you do not want anything, the best alternative is a qualified disclaimer of all rights in the estate. That, however, is a matter of timing, it may be too late. You need to meet with a probate attorney and go over all the documents you have and whatever documents you have from the Probate.
If this is a trust, you will need to object to any distributions until the IRS issue is paid off.
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Attorney Shultz is correct. Your best move is to retain an attorney who can review the existing documents and advise you as to the necessary steps to protect yourself. Good luck to you.
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I agree with my collegues...there is information missing. However, you are not liable for your father's debts, including for taxes. If you recieved distributions, however, you may be liable to the extent of those distributions. Visiting with counsel may help you sleep at night. Good luck!
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I agree with my colleagues. You are not liable for a distribution that you have not received. Your sister cannot bully you into it. Of course, if she distributes half the business to you, then you could be liable to the extent of what you receive. I would think that a qualified disclaimer should adequately protect your interests.
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