The easiest way would be to make a gift.
Once she has received the assets-she can
gift without paying a gift tax by filing a 709
gift tax return and choosing to use up part of
her lifetime estate exemption of 5.25 million dollars.
Yes-you should hire an attorney because nothing has happened without hiring one.
The executor should sign a deed to you.
Your attorney can look at the will, probate file, inventory, and make demands on your behalf.
I would recommend that you amend or restate your trust as an Illinois resident and then do the same again when to move back.
Power of attorneys and living wills should be updated every three years anyway(in my opinion).
Because they think they are selling it for $1.
It is actually a gift in the eyes of the IRS and the market value
over $14,000 would be considered a gift that must be reported on a 709 gift
This can be a problem with cost/tax basis of property and medicaid planning.
This is not usually good tax/estate/medicaid planning.