Tuscaloosa, AL asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Mississippi

Q: Can my father sell his partitioned land that he inherited from his parents through a reserved life estate to his sister?

My father inherited 10.13 acres of land from his parents through a reserved life estate and my sister and I were to inherit the land after his death but instead without our knowledge he sold it to his sister. What rights do I have at this point and what should I do, is what he done even legal in the state of Mississippi?

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN

A: Were you and your sister the remaindermen on his Deed? If not, then you probably had no title interest in the land. A promise to Will Devise is not enforceable.

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