Angie, LA asked in Estate Planning, Probate and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana

Q: Can I be evicted from my own home?

My wife just passed away. She bequeathed half of my home to her son, which I had no knowledge of until a few days ago. He is the executor of her estate and wants his half of my house now. I know estate executors have a lot of power over a deceased's property and assets. Can he take my own house from me to fulfill his duties?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: If her will left her half of the house to him and it was purchased during the marriage, that makes you the owner of the other half. Either of you can force a sale if neither of you wants to buy the other out. Call a successions attorney.

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