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My mom and I own property in Herndon KY. My mom
wants to sign her half over to my sister. Can she do
so without my knowledge
Asked on May 21, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Kentucky
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
If you and she owned the property as "tenants in common", as is likely (it's a common way for non-spouses to jointly own property), then yes, she can do this. Her share of the property is *her* share; it is her property. She does not need to notify you any more than she would have to notify you of the sale of her car or jewelry, etc. The transfer has to be registered/recorded, so it is public knowledge, but she does not need to specifically tell you.
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