My mother owned half a house with one of her children, whom we'll call Cathy. My mother began to show signs of dementia in early 2007. She was unable to cook, I took away her check book and took control of her money, and we noticed she was making very off decisions. In response, we brought her to the doctor who detected that she had vascular dementia stemming from strokes that could've occured in 2006.
In the summer of 2007, Cathy had my mother sign over her part of the house to her for $1.00 without telling me or my siblings, and after she reassured my mother and my family that my mother still held half of her asset and was still part owner of the house. My entire family can vouch for her saying this.
Now in 2013, I am trying to retrieve my mother's asset for her to live off of. She is progressively getting worse, but Cathy refuses to either put her name back on the deed OR sell and give my mother her asset. Her husband who owns multiple properties is getting involved and doing the speaking for her.
I simply want my mother's asset for her to live off of so I can move her to a more accessible apartment. The house she is in now is not handicap accessible and very inconvenient for her.
Can any legal action be taken to get my mother's asset? She clearly was incapable of making any big decisions when she signed it over, something I'm sure her neurologist and geriatric doctor will back up.