Eviction of a disabled person. Mother built me a house next door to her to help her. She’s 73; I’m 50.

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Eviction of a disabled person. Mother built me a house next door to her to help her. She’s 73; I’m 50.

The deed has my 2 sisters and Mother on there. The 2 sisters got jealous and are currently taking mom to court to take both houses and evict me. The 2 sisters are addicts (cocaine & Pot) and my mother does have some mental issues but I can deal with her. Also I helped build this house. It took 10 months. However I wasn’t able to work everyday because of my disabilities. Can my sister evict me if she takes my mom away. We help each other. They (sisters) just want the property to sell. Worth about $200,000.00.

Asked on June 24, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Oklahoma

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

First, are each of you mentally stable.  In other words, does someone else (like one or both of your sisters) care for you? The reason I ask is unless someone else has power of attorney over you or over your and the homes are not solely in your sisters' names, then no, they cannot simply evict you.  They cannot simply sell the home because of the deed.  Is the deed by your mom and sisters owned as joint tenancy or tenants in common?

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