Q: Can my son throw me out of the house I've lived at fir 22 years with my mother if she left him the house after she passe
If your mother left the house to your son in her will or trust, he would become the legal owner upon the appropriate legal proceedings confirming the transfer. However, given that you've resided in the house for 22 years, you might have certain rights or claims. These could be based on tenancy, adverse possession, or other equitable arguments. Additionally, if you contributed to the home's upkeep, mortgage, or other expenses, you might have a claim based on those contributions.
If you're disabled, there may be state-specific laws that provide additional protections against eviction. If your son seeks to evict you, he would typically need to follow formal eviction procedures. It's crucial to consult with a local attorney to understand your specific rights and explore potential legal avenues. Immediate action may be required to protect your interests.
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