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My mom is 87 and in poor health. My sister lives nearby but has little contact with her, while I'm very involved with her care. Am I entitled to a larger share of her estate? --R., Ohio

Here's how we resolved a similar situation: My sister-in-law is paid a mutually agreed upon sum from her mom's account for the care she provides. That way there are no hard feelings, and both siblings will share the inheritance equally. --E., Bridgewater, N.J.

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