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Don't want to lose my home

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This is the situation. My ex and I split around 9 months ago. Before the split up, we had moved into a house that was in his family. The house had belonged to an Uncle who passed away. The ex's father had purchased the house from the uncle before he passed away in cash.(The uncle was an old man with a drinking problem) so the house was purchased for very little. Since the uncles death, his children decided that they wanted the house. Apparently the ex's father did not do the paperwork correctly and the house is still not actually owned by him or the dead uncles children. When my ex and I moved into the home we were paying rent but since he left the ex's father said I did not have to pay rent. He stated I would basically just be watching the home. A lease was never signed and I do not beleive the taxes are being paid either. The dead uncles children cannot afford an attorney to get the house.What a mess huh?
Anyway, I am a single mother with 3 children, 1 job, and an ex who does not pay any child support. Eventually my ex and I will go to court for child support (hopefully soon!) and his father may become angry and ask me to leave the home. I do not beleive he legally owns the home. I don't know if anyone actually owns the home. What are my rights at this point? Can they make me leave? How can I find out what to do to be prepared should this happen? Who can I call to find out the situation on the house in regards to taxes owed or whom it actually belongs to? I don't want the house to go up for auction for back taxes. If it does, do I get evicted. Plaese help with any info

[Edited by Kimbakim on 05-30-2001 at 10:23 AM]


Senior Member
Whose Home is it?

Back taxes will take a longggggg time to collect so your immediate issue is grandfather to your kids and cousins, etc. If paperwork was not done correctly, since uncle is dead, a trustee or conservator will have to administer his estate if he had no will...again, this will take some time. You need to be very quiet, take care of the property and don't hassle either party. Keep property up and keep some money each month in fund in case you get an eviction notice. Since no one seems to know who owns the property, it is unclear who you would pay rent to or who could evict you....Catch-22 to your benefit!!


I would agree...KEEP QUIET.......

Go about your normal business of going to work and taking care of the kids...and SAVE whatever you can.....

Since there is no lease, how can anyone prove what you might owe in rent?

And since you are family, you have some rights to be in that house, at least to protect the property from Vandalism, and Theft.

I would also maintain the propery , cut the grass etc, even if you have to pay a kid in the neighborhood....think of it as part of the rent, and keep a record of it, just in case you wind up with a low life scumbag REDNECK family members who think you are getting more then you deserve ...or FREE RENT and want you to pay up or get out!

And NO one can evict you without a court order, or they cant turn off the electric phone water etc that is ILLEGAL..


not some 3rd world REDNECK Dictatorship!

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