What are the rights of an heir who was a caretaker?
Question Details: My mother-in-law died; she and her daughter lived in her home. The daughter previously lived in a property owned by my MIL for free but was needed to move in to care for the deceased. She has been there for 2 years. Does she have any claim to the property?
No, living in a property or being a caregiver for the property owner gives you no rights to it: otherwise, paid live-in aids would inherit or be able to live there after their patient passes away. She has whatever rights and inherits whatever she gets under the will (if there is a will) or under the rules for "intestate succession" if there was no will, but neither being a caregiver or having lived in the home gives her any additional rights.
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