She hasn’t had anything to do with the house in 8 years no mail came to the house or anything
Simple answer You Can't. But the main issue is you need to probate your father's estate. If he has a will the you need to apply for letters testamentary, if he didn't have a will then you apply for letters of administration.
Regarding the house it is real property of the estate and will need to be transferred as such to the correct beneficiaries.
As there seems to be family animosity and missing beneficiaries I would suggest you talk to an attorney that is well versed in both probate and real estate law.
best of luck
Your mother has an ownership interest in the house. More than likely, she is right now the sole owner of the house (a quick review of the deed will determine this). So, you can't remove her name with or without her knowledge. Did your father have a will? The answer to that question will help determine what rights, if any, you have.
The fact that your mother has not been involved with the house does not determine ownership.
You should consult an attorney at your earliest opportunity.
Good luck to you.
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