A challenge my siblings and I are facing is that our parents' single substantive asset left in their estate is a four-plex apartment first owned by our grandfather. In their will, our parents chose to evenly divide their estate between my five siblings and I. In the past, they had verbally stated things to the effect of "they'll let the kids fight over the apartment." While not explicitly stating in the will, they apparently would like to keep the apartment in the family but couldn't bring themselves to specify who should inherit the property. Four of the six siblings would like to somehow gain ownership, while two (myself included) consider the apartment to be in deplorable condition and see view selling it to be the most appropriate option. The four that are interested in keeping the apartment are not in a financial position to purchase the others' shares. The executor is one of the four interested in gaining ownership. How would Mass estate law drive a settlement?