My uncle had an irrevocable trust drawn up for my grandmother ( his mother) so he would get the house. Does the deed need to be signed before the death of grantor? Next question if the granddaughter lived with and cared for grandmother for 44 years and the grantor/ grandmother dies and uncle wants to sell the home should the granddaughter get copies of court hearings and from the attorneys as the heirs did?.
ATTORNEY ANSWER BY MARGARET L. CROSS BELIVEAU:
Yes, the deed would have needed to have been signed in order to transfer title to the trust. So, here it sits in probate. The ownership of the house will now go according to the direction of the Will, if she executed one, or, if not, under the laws of intestacy. Caring for a relative does not make you next of kin or an heir to the estate.
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