Hi, My mom has dementia and my brother and I live at home with her and take care of her. We are in the process of buying a house and my brother and I have been taking care of the business end of things since Mom can't do it anymore. We're new to this sort of thing and we're trying to find out: if we get the deed in all our names, will we have to pay a gift tax on the house? We think we're going to have to ask an attorney about it because we can't get an answer from anywhere else. The thing is, if we do see an attorney, should we take our mom with us? Will she need to be there? She can't understand these kinds of things anymore and what if she tells the attorney she doesn't want my brother's and my name on the deed? We explain things to her, or try to, but she just doesn't understand anymore, and thinks we're trying to do things that aren't good ideas - which isn't true at all. I don't know if this question belongs here, but I didn't know a better place to ask it. I would appreciate any help with this. Thank you!