35 yrs ago home was purchased with Dad's money, mtge secured by Dad; he had long term job. Stepmom had no money, no steady income; didn't work, was an alcoholic, drank away any money she got. He first added stepmom to deed. Within yr he saw stepmom not paying for anything. She agreed to have lawyer transfer deed solely to Dad. Fast forward. Dad passed 6 mos ago. Stepmom hired lawyer to claim house that she willingly admits she legally transferred deed. What good is it to have a lawyer legally transfer property if it only comes to this in the end? What good is "legal deed" then on property? This was NY Blumberg deed that states that the transfer is legally binding, "Now and Forever", basically that it can't be undone. Lastly, Dad transferred deed, Life Estate, to us a yr before he died.