Springfield, MA asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Elder Law for Massachusetts

Q: Can my grandson take my house away from me?

My mother-in-law lost her husband 10 years ago. The grandson who has been living there with them rent free for over 20 years is now trying to take the house away from her. My mother-in- law is 83 years old and is alert, drives a car and manages and pays all the bills. She thinks the grandson stole her will. Grandson said he went to a lawyer and is trying to make her pay for it. Father-in- law took care of all house business and she is not sure where or if there is a deed. The house is paid for. Does she need a lawyer and if so what type? Thank you

Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

1 Lawyer Answer
Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: If she is missing her Will she can "replace" it by doing a new one if she is competent.

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