Danbury, CT asked in Contracts and Estate Planning for New York

Q: My mother transferred the deed to her home to me Sister found out Mother now saying I verbally promised to share it

Mother now suing me for return of the home Breach of contract.

Opinion? Mother said this agreement was made in front of her lawyer

Lawyer who handled deed transfer saying no promise to share home was made

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3 Lawyer Answers
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You need to defend the case, but if the facts are as you say, you should win.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: You have asked a question that requires a determination of fact (did you or did you not make that promise). You alone know the truth to that. No attorney in this forum can answer that question.

Mathew Paulose Jr.
Mathew Paulose Jr.
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  • Bronxville, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Greetings. In New York, the Statute of Frauds requires promises to convey real property to be in writing. If they are not in writing, they are not enforceable. There are exceptions however. You need a lawyer to represent you and flesh out the facts. Please contact a good New York lawyer today so you do not lose any claims or defenses. Good luck.

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