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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Estate Planning for Maryland on
Q: My stepdad died 2009. Mother pays mortgage. Loan in stepdad name & deed in both. If mom dies, which kids gets property.
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Brian Xavier Pendergraft answered on Apr 23, 2017

The Bad Answer: Assuming the deed is a marital deed between your mom and stepdad, once your stepdad died the property was solely hers. If she dies without a will, then the property passes down to her heirs. This can be just you, or both you and your stepsibling if she adopted the stepchild.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Landlord - Tenant for Maryland on
Q: I purchased a foreclosed home at auction. I found that someone lives there. How do I evict them?

I do not know who lives there, whether they were renting from previous owner or they were the previous owners.

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Brian Xavier Pendergraft answered on Apr 23, 2017

You can still evict them. I would first attempt to evict "the owner and all occupants" using a forcible/entry and detainer action. If the person living on the property ends up being the former owner then congratulations! If the person living on the property is not the former owner,... Read more »

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