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My name is on the deed not on the title. Do I own the house?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: My grandmother bought a house and put it in my name. However, the title is in her name. She is now deceased. Trying to figure out if the house is mine or if it passes on to her (adult) children if no will. ANSWER BY MARGARET CROSS-BELIVEAU: The term title is synonymous with the deed.  Do you have an unrecorded deed so that the last one is not on record at the Registry of

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Do I have the right to see my mother’s bank statements to reconcile them and make sure there have been no errors or fraud?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Hi, I have a simple question. Maybe someone can help?…. My 93 year old mother has dementia but is still cognizant part of the time. She has 24 hour care at home. My brother and sister have joint POA. There are seven siblings in our family. Another sister with a drinking problem has been doing the bills and paying the care givers. It was brought to my attention by one honest care giver that

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Can I take the RMDs for an inherited IRA and my regular IRA, both from only the inherited IRA?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: I have two IRAs, a regular one that I funded and an inherited one. An RMD is required for each. Can I take both RMDs from the inherited IRA until it is depleted? ANSWER BY MARGARET CROSS-BELIVEAU: No, you can’t take it all from one IRA.  You can lump the traditional IRAs into one column and the inherited IRA in another.  With the traditional IRAs, you may make the withdrawal from one of them

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My sister is on Medicaid and she will be getting a small inheritance what she be allowed to keep this money being that she’s on?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: My sister is kind of disabled and on Medicaid & Medicare.  She’s getting an inheritance.  Will she be able to keep the money? thank you for your help ANSWER BY MARGARET CROSS-BELIVEAU: As she is on Medicare, I am assuming that she is over 65.  Different rules apply for different ages.  Medicaid is an asset based program.  If she receives an inheritance, she will no longer be eligible for Medicaid if she keeps it. 

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Does my brother have a right to sell my mother’s house?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: My mother is in a nursing home. Before that I was her caregiver. I am still her power of attorney. I still live in my childhood home and have started a family of my own. My brother just got out of prison and wants the house. He only lived in the house for one year and never paid even one bill. I used my retirement from a previous job to pay off the house

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