In 2011 my parents did a life estate deed to me. My mom died in 2013. It’s a simple life estate deed I’m their only child. But can my dad now say he wants to leave the place to his girlfriend and revoke what he and mom agreed to in 2011?
It depends what kind of life estate deed was used. If it was an enhanced life estate (a/k/a ladybird deed), then yes, he can deed it someone else. If it was a traditional life estate deed, then he can't do so without your approval. You need to meet with an attorney and bring a copy of the deed with you.
I agree with Ms. Maastricht. If the deed was a basic life estate deed, your father is stuck with it, unless you join in the re-titling. If it is a ladybird, or enhanced life estate deed, then, if it was drafted correctly, he retains all the rights of an owner during his lifetime and he can retitle the property without your approval. You should show the deed to a real estate attorney for a definitive answer regarding this particular deed.
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