Did he do a life estate deed while he was living?
Did he leave her a life estate in his will or trust?
Need a little more information.
If he did a life estate deed while he was living-you only need
to file a death certificate upon her death to become an owner.
The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.
You will be what is referred to as a remainderman if a deed was executed conveying the life estate. I suggest you take whatever paperwork you have concerning this matter to a probate attorney so that the legal circumstances of this conveyance can be fully explained to you.
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