My stepmom got my dads house but it said if she vacates the property she has to pay for it to go in my name she left 2 years ago
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You don’t provide much information but I want to add another possible approach. If your dad died and left a will or trust that gives your stepmom the right to stay in the house for a period of time and then it is supposed to pass to you, you need a probate attorney to assist you. No matter what you need an attorney’s advice. Best of luck to you.
Without seeing the documents it is impossible to say for sure what is going on.
What ‘things’ is she trying to collect and in what way was this ‘supposed’ to be put in your name?
Please gather up ALL the documents related to this and seek the advice of a local real estate attorney. Short of that I’m afraid it is impossible to provide any real advice to you.
I am licensed to practice in Michigan, however, my answer is offered for general information only, and does not create an attorney/client relationship, and is not 'legal advice'. If you need legal help, you should seek local licensed legal representation to insure you receive real legal advice!
There is a lot going on, here, that is not fully clear, from your summary. HOW did your mom get your dad's house? Was the title joint? What do you mean when you say she was "supposed to put it in [your] name?" She SAID she would do this? Was it required under the terms of a divorce agreement? It is not possible to answer your question without more facts. Why didn't you pursue this two years ago?
It strikes me that if the property is in her name and you want to get it into YOUR name, then maybe allowing her to collect her things might be a good exchange for you. But without knowing how things are currently set up, it is impossible to do other than speculate.
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