Posted by Sean (TX) on March 14, 2002 at 21:23:45:
Yes, you are being robbed! Assume this until your own lawyer tells you otherwise. I’ve been there. Rule 1: Don’t trust anyone. Rule 2: Definitely don’t trust anyone else’s lawyer! Get a copy of the official will left by your Grandparents. Have your lawyer look at it.
If it was entrusted to you. There was a reason at the time. Even if that reason is no longer relevant. The house may be legally yours. If the house is really your’s, it’s worth more than $2,500.
It may be that you live in a community property state and that your uncle remortgaged after they were married. In that case her name may be on the mortgage with a right of survivorship. However, if the house was entrusted to you, they may not have been legally able to mortgage.
Like I said, you need your own lawyer.
If it is your’s and if she gives you a hard time, have your lawyer send her a bill for past rent.