This is normally the kind of thing where you should at least consult with a probate lawyer. It may be possible that the situation is not quite as you understand it. It may also be that there are other options available to you, depending on the facts. Most lawyers do not charge for an initial consultation.
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Just because a house sold, doesn't make it part of the probate estate. If the house was the decedent's homestead, it is not going to pass through probate at all, but will be devised as an operation of law. That means the money from the house sale is not available to the probate estate. However, if it is NOT the decedent's homestead, then you need to determine why you are in the category you are in and see if you can change that. A probate attorney can help you advise you in that regard.
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