Can an heir take out a loan against an estate in probate if the other heirs object?

An heir to an estate that is in probate can receive an "advance" against his or her beneficial interest in the estate. Because the "advance" only affects that heir's share, it can be done without the consent of the other heirs. Most of these transactions are structured as purchase agreements, not interest bearing loans. The advances are also "non-recourse" meaning that if the heir does not inherit enough to pay off the advance, the heir has no legal responsibility to repay it.