can someones name be taken off the deed to a house

parents turned house over to children years ago one parent
died other has life rights 2 sisters are now owners on the
deed..can someone remove one of the sisters from the deed
against their will

Asked on June 6, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Massachusetts


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Only a court, following a lawsuit in which it is determined that, for some reason, one person has to be removed (e.g. that she committed fraud in some way in being added to the deed in the first place) can legally order the removal of a person from a deed against their will. Otherwise, no: a person cannot be made to give up their interest in property without consenting to it.

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