Mother was issued a one time payment from a workers compensation claim that has been open for 20+years just before she passed away suddenly due to long term breathing issues. Mother did not want older sibling knowing she had decided to close the compensation case, someone informed older sibling and now she wants 1/2 of whatever funds were there. Younger sibling took care of all financial after death expenses. Younger sibling is a Male therefore a big percentage of Mom's personal belongings went to the older sibling. Older sibling filed with surrogate court, what to expect next if anything?
Thank you in advance for your time, much appreciated!!