West Warwick, RI asked in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Probate for Florida

Q: My father left a property %70 stepmom, %15 me, %15 my brother. Are we forced to sell if she wants it to

My father left it. It is an ocean rental property that he meant for us to keep and earn income on. I want to keep it because after her death it goes back to my brother and I. Obviously she and her children would like to sell it now.

2 Lawyer Answers
John Richert
John Richert
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should consult with an attorney regarding the type of ownership of the property. The attorney will need to look at the deed or probate court order that transferred the property to you, your brother, and your stepmom. Depending on the type of ownership, the property may not automatically transfer to you and your brother at the time of your stepmother's death. It also may depend on your stepmother's estate plan.

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Can't say for sure without reviewing the deed giving title.

You need to consult with a real estate attorney to have the deed reviewed and then discuss your we

questions.

Good luck. .

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