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There is nothing that you can do to stop your brothers from going to court and filing a lawsuit against you on this property issues. The only thing that you can do is defend yourself in the event that they actually do bring the matter to court to try to have the property transfer overturned. The transfer was valid from the date your mother signed it over to you and the actual recording date makes no difference at all. Unfortunately, if you must defend this matter then you are probably going to have to hire an attorney to do so unless you are capable of handling the matter yourself. So long as you can bring the people who assisted you into court (the title people and if the paperwork was notarized by a notary) and those people are independent witnesses that your mother was in her right mind when she made this transfer over to you. If you are served by an attorney, my suggestion is that you must contact an attorney yourself so that the attorney can at least line up your independent witnesses and fire back at their attorney with a letter threatening action for harassment because you did nothing wrong and your mother was in her right mind when she signed the papers over to you, as the independent witnesses will be called to testify to in court. Just a letter from an attorney might make them back off of you, especially if none of them really has enough money to pay a lawyer themselves for a costly court battle over this matter.
I wish I could tell you that there was a magic way to make it go away, but there is not and if your family members challenge you in court you have no choice but to deal with it by hiring a lawyer of your own and fighting them. Because there are independent witnesses involved here I seriously doubt that a court will overturn the transfer to you of the property (usually a court will only set something like that aside if you had no independent witnesses and you wrote up the deed on your own and did it all on your own behind everyone's backs, which you did NOT).
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