Dad is now in assisted living and his house is in life estate then to me when he dies. I cant afford to keep the house sitting with no one in it. It was put in life estate 10 years ago to me and i have paid the mortgage on it since then. Can he give me back the life estate so i can sell it and still get medicaid assistance without them coming after the property?Actually not assisted living he is in a nursing home. I got the house in a bankruptcy settlement with the state of Florida vs my father. My dad didn't have the money to pay off the bankruptcy so i took a mortgage out on the house.