My stepfather passed away in 2007. He had a will that has been probated. I have a certified copy. The will states that my mother, his widow, be given a "Life Estate" regarding his house in Fort Lauderdale, FL. My mother passed away last May, 2012. Stated in the will, I am to receive $10,000 from the sale of his house. The remainder of the proceeds from the sale of his house are to be divided among his three children. The house is just now being put on the market to be sold. My stepfathers children and I are estranged. I have no contact with them, nor do I wish to have.
My question is, how do I guarantee that I receive my $10,000 when the house is sold?
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