Bossier City, LA asked in Real Estate Law, Family Law and Foreclosure for Louisiana

Q: My mom died when I was young and my uncle is trying to sell the house I used to live in? Is that legal and isit my house

I used to live with my mom (parents never married) and my mom died when I was 10. The house I used to live in was just me and my mom and I think my late grandfather MAY have been Co owner. I moved in with my dad till the age of 18. My uncle (grandfather's 1st wife's son), moved into the house while everything was going on with my mother's death a few years ago. He has been living there since 2011, from my knowledge and I recently looked up the house on different real estate website and I see he was trying g to sell the house after remodeling it. I'm not close to that side of the family so I had no idea. Anyways he'said trying to sell it, if it's not already sold, and he hasn't talked to me about it. I read online that since my mother's passing that the house should belong to me, being an only child with a single mother, and I want to know if the house is really supposed to be mine and if so, is what he is doing legal? Can I get my home back and should I take this to court?

1 Lawyer Answer

Ellen Cronin Badeaux

Answered
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Call or go to the mortgage and conveyance office for the parish in which the house was located and find out who does own it. If your Mom or grandfather was an owner, then you need to hire a succession attorney.

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