we have lived here for 7 to 8 months her mom moved out over a year ago and left all the bills and when we moved in we had to pay to get them caught upin the will it states my wifes name first then her moms
It really depends upon what the language of the will stated and how it was left to your mother-in-law and your wife. You probably need to either work something out with her mom, or hire an attorney who practices property law to help you understand what you wife's property rights are. If the home was left to the mom and your wife together, your wife may be able to ask a court to sell the property and the proceeds can be divided, but again, it depends upon the language in the document.
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Without seeing the will, it's hard to say how the property was left to your wife and your mother. However, as my colleague stated, if the property was left both to your mother-in-law and your wife jointly, then they would be joint tenants, with neither's rights superior to the other in the property.
While the mother-in-law has no right to kick you out, she could file an action with a court to force the sale of the property and then the proceeds would be split between you. However, you might also have recourse against the mother-in-law for contribution toward the unpaid bills.
I must emphasize, all of this is speculation without reviewing the will.
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