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My grandmother sold my aunt 14 acres of land four years ago for $11,000, which my aunt told her was fair price. My grandmother gave her the deed to have the land removed and new deeds wrote up for the now separate lands. However, my aunt simply added her name to the deed for the whole property. However, my grandmother is still paying taxes for the property itself and has been for the past four years. She wants to remove my aunt’s name from the deed to the house and the property it sits on. Is there anyway she can do this?

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Shadowfoxx - yes you will need an attorney to sort this all out. BUT there are some things you can & should do in advance. You need to find out what is in all the legal for the property/properties. Most counties have this available as an on-line downloadable document - this could be through the tax assessor's office or the chancery clerk's department or another office within the county or city. This is all public information and the cost is nominal to get. Like a QC deed $ 3.00; warranty deed is $ 5.00; a judgement $10.00 as this is somewhat more involved. Some charge by the # or pages but most places do it by the type of document. You want to get the old legal on it - like from when grandma first bought it - and all legal on it since then. You will take this with you when you see the attorney. This will save you some money because the attorney's office will do this if you don't.

Also you want to get a copy of the plat - the plat will show the dimensions of the property and it will make it easier to visually understand the legal description. Most places have it where you can get the plat via a download too.

To do all this all you need is either the owners name or the parcel number. As I said, this is all public information. If the property was bought a long time ago, it might not all be available on-line and you will need to go to the courthouse. Go early and keep a sense of humor as you will be in line with folks getting all sorts of things from car license issues to people registering rental leases.

Just a thought....could your grandma have done the property as a sale to your aunt as a "life estate"? If that is the case, it still is in gran's name and tax structure, so that is why grandma is still paying taxes on it as she still owns it and then upon her death it goes to your aunt which aunt paid 11K for. Grandma is the "grantor" and your aunt is the "grantee", the legal filed will show if this is the case. A life estate is quite a different legal situation than an outright sale. Either way you need an attorney to review and advise on. Good luck.
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How can I find out what type of p.o.a. my brother has on my mom he won't tell anyone.Please help my mom has nothing I have to get her food he says he will but never does.
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There are attorneys who specialize in elder care. This is too huge an issue to guess about. It will be worth it to hire a specialist.
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I should have said, have the deedS been recorded and who has the originalS?

Also, what state is this in? I'm not an attorney, but with more info may be able to shed some light. Although you very well may need an attorney to get involved.
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Gather the paper work that was involved, when grandmother sold aunt 14 acres of land, and copy of check, deposit slip or something that showed $11,000 paid, and hopefully for what. Grandma needs the services of a good real estate/estate attorney to understand what was clearly sold. The deeds should be corrected.
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Has that deed been recorded? If not, who has the original in their possession?
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