My brother and I were left our parents' home after they passed. My brother, executor of the will, resided in the house at the time of their deaths and I did not.
The home is still in the name of "Estate of [my father]". My brother is supposed to buy me out of my half and has been dragging his feet and not responding to my requests for answers as to the status.
I found out he recently paid off some large debts at the same time he was supposed to get this loan to pay me.
My question is: Could he borrow money (i.e. get a loan/mortgage) using our parents' house as collateral if he does not fully own it? Again, the deed to the house (original mortgage was paid off by my parents before their deaths) is still in the name of the Estate and our father's will leaves the house divided between the 2 of us.