Indianapolis, IN asked in Real Estate Law for Indiana

Q: My mom was a grantor of a life estate 3 grantees one grantee had my mom sign over part of the property to him after .

The life estate was wrote in 1988 and 1997 he had my mom sign over one of two lots to him he put a house on it now she's deceased and I just found this out I'm a grantee

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: Not sure of your question because you do not state what is in the Deeds, nor their order of recordation. But assuming Mother kept a life estate and deeded one third remainders, then all three grantees are tenants in common of one-third undivided interests each of all the properties. But you have not stated the legal descriptions either. Hire a competent attorney to conduct a title search, then either agree to deed the properties amongst you or file an action for partition.

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