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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It sounds as though she executed this life estate deed prior to the will, so regardless what the will says it would have no effect on the deed itself. If the deed actually says these things for life, and there's no prior deed that was executed by her prior to the life estate deed, then I'm sorry to say that you would be "stuck" with that. There's no "squatter's rights" or anything claim similar to that as the residence was permissive by her.
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