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He has to abide by the laws in the State you are in and that includes what the Will declares. If you are to get the house then you get the house. Usually Wills are probated to be sure that all personal/property taxes are paid off and this includes all creditors are paid in full. What is left is called "Residue of the Estate." You also have a right to a copy of the Will and if your brother refuses to give you one, then get a lawyer and demand one.

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