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You are confusing estate with the process called probate.

No, I'm not. She had nothing of value.

Before you "divvy it up among yourselves", you should first check with a lawyer to make sure the estate is under the limits set by law in your state.

Yes, we are going to divvy up her pee stained mattress and ratty old muumuus amongst ourselves and keep it away from the cable company and student loan people.

If your mother had nothing of material value, then who she owed money isn't your concern unless they contact you.

They are harassing my sister at work, so it is my freaking business.
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