My mom and I had bought land and built two houses on it. Her house if considered a grannie house. The deed was in my husbands and my name as well as my mothers. In 2014 we legally had her name taken off. Our houses are considered one house as far as mortgage and taxes are concerned. My husband and I have always paid the taxes and mortage ourselves. Mon did not contribute. Our house is paid for now. We really need some help with her but we are scared they will take her house which would include our house as well. As I said her name is off the deed but it's only been off a year and I read somewhere it has to be 5 or 7 years?