Can a non family caregiver inherit family property?

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Caregiver (Non family) was taking care of my mentally challenged cousin and his mother my Aunt. After my Aunt had a mini stroke she changed her trust and left her house and the care of my cousin to the (non family) care giver. Is that legal?

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Why wouldn't it be legal? Do you suspect some coercion or exploitation?
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As long as the title is hers, it is hers to leave to whomever she chooses. Not to be flip, but some people have left fortunes to pets. Maybe your aunt has developed a close relationship with the caregiver and believes she will take care of the son.
Without knowing the length of the relationship, the character of the caregiver, it is difficult to opine if this is a good thing, it can be, I certainly hope it is. Maybe she should consider a trust for her son instead.
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If the caregiver works for an agency, it might not be legal, depending on the state you live in. If, on the other hand, the caregiver is someone who your aunt knew, or who she hired on someone's recommendation, then it could be that she's totally within her right to do what she did if she feels there are no family member who will assume her son's care and this person will do a good job. She could be a caring and devoted person and will do exactly that.

On the other hand, this is assuming that the stroke didn't leave your aunt brain damaged or mentally unstable and the caregiver is taking advantage of that. If that be the case, there may be laws protecting your mentally challenged cousin. I think you might want to talk with the state's department of social services where your aunt lives. They may be able to look into the situation on behalf of your cousin.

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