Can my sibling legally take my half of our inherited house?
Question Details: My father transferred house ownership to my brother and I before he died. However, now my brother says that he is going before a judge to have the property turned over to him exclusively. Is this a thing he can do?
The issue is--why does he think he has a right to your interest in or share of the house? Not knowing the basis for his alleged claim, we cannot definitely answer, but as a general matter, if your father properly transferred ownership to both you, he has no grounds to take your share of the home--neither owner can force the other to give up his/her interest in real estate. And if your father's transfer to the two of you was legally invalid for some reason (e.g. if your father was mentally incompentent when he transferred the home), that would seem to invalidate his interest in or ownership of the home, too. It is difficult to see grounds for him to be able to take your share or interest.