My beloved Mother-in-law passed away Dec.16th (oddly enough it was a yr to the day of my beloved grand mother who practically raised me!
MIL's house was left to all 4 kids & one grand child (because the 5th child's 2nd wife interfered with his life and cut him out of MIL's life and didn't "allow him to pay child support and MIL took care of Grand daughter)
Now, the will, bank accounts, and house all need to be settled. My BIL& SIL's and Dh& I all had a talk about what was what, 3 of them went to see the Atty. It was decided to leave MIL's house as is for a little bit. It will be sold with in the year, and all proceeds split evenly.
Here is my beef, One SIL, always claims broke, her DH is just a private school principal, she has a part time job, and they never have any money so they will not put any money towards the up keep of the house(heat,lights, taxes, repairs, home owners insurance, etc) the 2nd SIL has no job, and her DH is a boozing alcoholic, who just filed Chap.13 and let their house go,(I know he thinks they will go live in MIL's house for free,(the may have 6 mos. in their own home) so this SIL will not help pay anything towards the up keep of the house either. It will be DH and myself, along with his twin brother and his wife. We will be paying the up keep and bills and taxes.(the house needs some touching up and repairs before it can be sold) We of course will have to pay for that too)
So when it comes to sell the house, I think we should be reimbursed our costs first then the rest of the sale get divided evenly to everyone, and yes the house deed is in all 4 adults names. I told my DH I know it sounds like I'm being a Bytch..( Dh actually said he thought BIL & his wife and he and I should be reimbursed first then the proceeds get split evenly) I feel if the house is in all 4 names all four should contribute to it's up keep. Not just be there with their hands out when it sells.