My father passed away recently. I`m one of four siblings to his first marriage. His second wife passed away 5 years ago. After they were married, she sold a property and invested money with my father. Her will leaves the estate to my father. In his will, he leaves the entire deceased estate to his 4 children from the first marriage. The two stepchildren are contesting a will, which I don`t think is unfair, but they are asking for 50% of the estate which includes the sale of his family home. I feel the estate should be divided into 6 parts and shared. They have engaged a lawyer and have informed us of their intentions. I was more than happy to try and come to a mutual deal but I feel that they are being unreasonable. We don't really want a costly legal battle as the estate is not a great amount, approximately $250 000. How should we go about getting what we feel is our fair share?