Thank you very much!
You are more than welcome!That sounds very simple. Could we find that document template somewhere online? We really are not able to pay additional money to hire an attorney. I guess we can do it by ourselves if that document has a standard wording.
I actually tried finding something online for you while typing out the answer. Unfortunately, I could not find anything specific to the point
. The best I could find is here
. This is a little different, because it is NOT grantor giving a life estate to grantee, but grantor giving ALL the interest to grantee while reserving the life estate for themselves.
However, this should give you an idea of what the instrument should look like. I do recommend an attorney. If finances are an issue, I can recommend three resources. First, here is a list of all pro bono work in the state...http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/directory/illinois.html
…and another list:http://www.lawhelp.org
Finally, you may call your local law school and see if they have a legal clinic place available. The legal clinic is a free service the school(s) provide to the community. While they are often overbooked, they have openings sometimes. Here is the list law schools in your state:http://www.hg.org/law-schools-illinois.aspDoes she need to put her signature on that document too? Does she need to go to the notary place with us too?
Yes and yes.
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