What will happen to my mother's house when she dies?
Question Details: I have lived with my mother for the past 8 years helping to take care of her. If I didn't live here she would be in a nursing home. My siblings do not help one bit and rarely come to see her. My mom needs constant care; she is unable to do the simplest of tasks because se has dementia. When my mother passes away her Will states that her house, the house we live in, can be bought by any child of hers for fair market value with the proceeds going to the other siblings. If no child wants it, it is to be sold and the proceeds are to be split among the children. If more than 1 child wants the house, it will go to the highest bidder. Since I live in this house and am unable to have a job because of taking care of her, does her Will still hold true or can the house be mine somehow?
That you live in the house, that you have cared for your mother, and that you do not have a job due to taking care of your mother are all, unfortunately, completely irrelevant. When a person dies with a will, the terms of the will are enforced as written--no other factors, including what might be fair, count or have any effect. If your mother wants you to get the house because you cared for her, she needs to change or revise her will to reflect that; otherwise, the current will's terms will be enforced.
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