I didn't even think about the homestead issue, and her right to take against the estate. Mr. Deason is right. This shows not only the value of getting different perspectives on a forum like this, but of actually consulting with an attorney, where the attorney will look at all aspects of your question. Most of us, if sitting down with you and reviewing your situation as a whole, would identify the real estate or family law issue, regardless of our specialty, even if it meant we needed to consult with another attorney.