My mother has enough money in her bank account to pay this, but not if the probate (lawyer, court costs) get too involved. All the siblings are letting me handle this. I had a lawyer quit on me because one of the documents was not according to state law and would require "litigation". Now, I am concerned that her money will not be enough. What do you think of this new plan? I pay all of Mom's bills (including a $1000 bequest per her will) from my own pocket. I wait 2 years when the bank will turn over Mom's money ($8000) to "unclaimed funds". Then I apply to get my share of that ($2000), and maybe even handle my siblings claims so they turn half of their's over to me (making me whole). This will give them something as with litigation will leave them with nothing. Naturally I would get their agreement up front. No lawyer fees, no court costs, no trama. Just a little waiting, and then the hoops to jump through for the unclaimed funds (lots of hoops - I have done that before). Can anybody see a problem with this solution?