Oh okay now i get it, lunkan. However you misunderstood my first post
it was stated in my mom's will that all of the property that was left by my dad will be given only to us (my sister and i). But the thing is, my father's brother and in-law didn't give us the whole - they took the other half of the wealth and they used it to build a condominium (on a land property that my dad also left us with ) even if we didn't agree to it. We cannot do anything because they won't give us the money. Also, now that we were left with nothing, they allowed us to live here in the said condominium however they are still asking payments (rents and energy bills) from us. Can I refuse to pay it? Because 1. We don't have money anymore to pay them and 2. They used our money to build this condominium where we live in.
Oh. What REASON to their actions do your uncle and aunt tell?
=Why do they claim half?
Did your FATHER had a WILL giving anything to your aunt and uncle?
If Yes - then he can't give them more than 1/4 anyway.
If No - ALL belong to you and your sister.
Possible exception: Is the LAND from your FATHER'S parents, and your father was "handler" of your uncle's part too until your father died?
If No, then it's no exception.
But perhaps that's why your uncle see it as half is his, and IF it's the exception that's corect concerning the PROPERTY, but OTHER assets of your father and mother, the uncle can't have right to half.
The first or both depending of what you aim at now.
1. Yes refuse to pay the rent. Then it will be THEIR problem to make a case of it, if they want to.
The electric bill is some more complicated, because you don't want the electric to be shut off.
Who of you is on the bill?
Do your uncle and aunt get electricity from SAME meter so they will pay the bill anyway? CAN they pay if you stop paying them?
2. You want the rest of what belong to you and your sister. I don't know if the Barangay Captain do such. Ask him.
You say you are out of money. Then you can't afford to go to court NOW, but you don't need to do it at same time as p1.
Who is on the TITLE of the property?
Who pay the Property TAX?
Did any of SAME property belong to your uncle BEFORE your father died?
This is FIRST priority to get the title in your name (or sister's) to stop the risk your uncle can sell it "legaly" enough to fool the buyer.