Posted by John Merchant on October 09, 2003 at 19:33:02:
Without anything in writing stating what your agreement was with your mother, I’d say you have very weak claim on title to the RE;
But, if I were you, I’d sure NOT move out, and you should continue to maintain to the world that you are half owners, and force HER to go to court to remove you and your interest…which she might never be willing to do.
Old saying: Possession is 9/10 of the law.
Don’t know that I’d always agree, but I think here, you’ve got enough to cause her some problems, and you should certainly try to stand pat on your right to possession.
Is there anything in writing stating what the deal was supposed to be? Try to dig up and preserve ANY written evidence so as to be ready to use it if she does try any kind of eviction action…it might be enough to make a Judge want to give you some interest in it.