In Port Arthur Texas my mother's house was rebuilt by the City of Port Arthur because of damages done by Hurricane Ike. There was a home improvement loan balance on the home that was paid off by my sister and husband. Since then my mother has been kept out of her own home because of these two. They are claiming that it's their house, so my mother is not allowed there. They've taken advantage of her financially .
Simply because your sister and her husband paid off a loan does not give them ownership of the house unless your mother deeded it to them. Your mother needs to find a lawyer to have those two evicted from the house.
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Your mother needs to hire an attorney to assist her immediately. You may wish to consult an attorney yourself, particularly if your mother may be having difficulties managing her own affairs. It may be worth evaluating whether you and your other siblings need to take some protective actions (such as a guardianship) to protect your mother. Look for an attorney experienced in elder law and elder abuse, as this sounds like it may rise to the level of such abuse based on your sister taking advantage of your mother. I'm re-categorizing your question to "Elder Law" as that is really more applicable with the real estate just being one piece of the overall concern.
The primary question is who owns the house. Payoff of a loan does not indicate ownership - only the deeded owner has the right to the property. Unless your mother voluntarily signed the deed over to your sister, she is still the owner and can have them evicted. She needs an attorney.
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