My Mother put my brother on a quit claim deed for her house 4 years ago, he got married 2 years ago and my Mother passed away in October of last year. She had a will dividing all assets equally between 4 siblings. In April of this year my brother put him and his wife on the quit claim deed without our knowledge and he passed away 3 weeks ago. Now his wife is trying to sell the house and leave the country. She is from the Philippines and is not a US citizen yet. What can we do?
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Not much. If I follow the trail, mom deeded it to one son and then passed. Son deeded it to his wife, then passed. That makes it her home because a deed will trump the will because the home is not a probate asset.