Dallas, TX asked in Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: I was given the title and to my grandma's house and the deed is in my name can my family try to sue me for it.

The house has been in my name and on the deed for 8 years and I have been paying the year taxes but I don't live in the house yet until my grandmother passes.

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Tammy L. Wincott
Tammy L. Wincott
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: As long as your grandmother was of sound mind when she signed the title over to you and it's been properly recorded and there was no undue influence or duress they should have no grounds to sue you. When a family member gets closer to the end of their life it's very common for other relatives to start fighting over who is going to get what property after they are gone; it's sad but frequent.

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