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Asked on: 9/02/10, 9:55 am

I have a question regarding inheritance of my Mother's property. In June of 2008 my half-brother signed a Quit Claim deed, in effect, selling his rights to the property to my Mother (the original owner and the property is still in her name) for $10.00. In Jully 2008, my Mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. In late October 2008, she drew up her Will and a Revocable Trust. Both the Will and the Trust laid down her wishes regarding the CONTENTS of the home as well as vehicles and her personal property--I was excluded from the group who would inherit this portion of her Estate. She also set up another group which received monetary assets, of which I was included. As already stated, the home is still in her name even after my half-brother informed me he was going to sell the home (you can't legally sell what isn't yours). So the question: Do I have rights to any portion of the home--0%, 50%; or 100%. There is no one else who could be involved in theinheritance succession--just him and myself--additionally, he signed legal documents stating that no one else had any claims on her real property--in effect, committing perjury.

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