What to do about a unfair split of an estate expenses?

My mother’s Will gave the house to her brothers and the contents of the house to her daughters. At the Will registration, the inheritance tax for the brothers was 15k. The estate paid for this but the estate was money that was going to the daughters. The house deed was completed 5 months later. Within the time of the Will registration to the present date the daughters have been paying all utilities and bills associated with the house. The brothers have not paid anything. Do the daughters have legal right to reimbursement of funds or can the daughters seek the ownership of the house?

Asked on November 8, 2011 under Estate Planning, Pennsylvania

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

What I do not understand is why were the daughters paying the utilities and other bills associated with the home they did not receive unless they were residing in it? If they were residing in it, then they should pay the utility and other normal charges that a tenant would pay to live in a rental?

If the daughters were living in the house rent free and only paying the untilties and other charges, the seemingly got a good deal.

If the daughters were not living in the home, thet should be entitled to some reimbursement for the expenses they incurred as to it.


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