May 5, 2012
When it comes to inheritances, family members don’t always see eye to eye.
Question: I am the executor of my mother’s estate. According to her will, the estate is to be evenly divided between my three siblings and me. Over the years my two brothers borrowed a considerable amount of money from our parents and never repaid it. My mother kept very good records of their debts along with the list of assets in her will. The problem is that my brothers have come to view the loans as gifts, and I know they’ll be furious if I count their debts against the assets they’re entitled to when dividing up mom’s estate.
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