I have almost the same situation. I am in Virginia. My mother died and left us 5 children her property in her will. we are selling the property for $80,000 and it is to be split 5 ways. My sister has a $53,000 judgement, and my lawyers assistant has informed me that if we do sell the property, the debtor of my sister will come and take all of our inheritance also, to pay for this debt. then what is left, will be split 5 ways. Is this legal? She only owns 1/5th of the property. Wont they only take her part of the inheritance money to pay her debts? why would we be liable to pay for it?