My father passed away about 4 years ago. He didn't leave a will. He had 3 kids (including myself). My father was married at the time he passed, but him and his wife did not have any kids together. He and my step-mother purchased a house together. My step-mother lived in the house for a while after my dad passed, and then the house burnt down. She was having the house rebuilt and I guess she ran out of money because it was never completed. It has been sitting there idle for over 2 years. In the meantime, my step-mother had a stroke and was in the hospital for a while. . When she went home, she got provider services and had a guy, Michael, as her caretaker. I just found out today that my step-mother signed the property over to Michael. Is this legal? If not, what can we do about it?
I have a copy of the original deed and a section in it states:
"To Have And To Hold the above described premises, together with all and singular the rights and appurtenances thereto in anywise belonging unto the said Barry Ward (my father) and wife, Ruthie Ward (step-mother) their heirs
and assigns forever, and we do hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, to Warrant and Forever Defend, all and singular the said premises unto the said Barry Ward and wife, Ruthie Ward, their heirs and assigns, against every person whomsoever lawfully claiming, or to claim the same, or any part thereof."