If your father and mother did not share out their estates when they were still alive, such that each person took his share and disposed of it, then what they said is regarded as a bequest (wasiyyah) and a bequest to an heir is not to be executed except with the permission of the other heirs.
If all the heirs agree to the bequest, and they are adults of sound mind, there is nothing wrong with that. But if they want to divide the estate according to the rules of shareeah, they have the right to do so, and they do not have to carry out the bequest, because the principle is that it is not permissible to make a bequest to an heir. If a bequest is made to an heir, it is not to be carried out except with the consent of all the heirs, because of the report narrated by Abu Dawood (2870), al-Tirmidhi (2120), al-Nasaa'i (4641) and Ibn Maajah (2713) from Abu Umaamah who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) say: Allaah has given each person who has rights his rights, and there is no bequest for an heir.
The hadeeth was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.
It was also narrated by al-Daraqutni from Ibn Abbaas as It is not permissible to make a bequest to an heir unless all the heirs want that. Classed as hasan by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar in Buloogh al-Maraam.
And Allah knows best.
Reproduced from Islam QA