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My dad deeded the house to me after he made me his POA. This

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My dad deeded the house to me after he made me his POA. This was 8 months before he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The act caused a lot of hostility and bickering among siblings that I get so sick of it already. The house is made a residence by my brother who per our verbal agreement will not pay rent, but will pay his own utilities, the property tax and homeowners insurance. He had been delinquent on all counts and I have not idea if the house is current on homeowners insurance since brother refuses to communicate with me. I am evicting him very soon. Can I return the house back to my dad and report it as his additional asset? He has been using VA benefits to aid his Social Security Pension to live in a decent Home Care. His benefits will lower, I know and so be it. My siblings are driving me nuts. I don't really need the house. I am just fine.

Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a Family Law litigation attorney. Thanks for your question.

Sorry for your troubles with this, and unfortunately this is not an uncommon situation.

To answer your question, yes you can deed the property back to your father. All you will need to do is have an attorney draft and file a deed memorializing the transfer.

It may be better to set up a trust for the benefit of your father, which will allow him to receive any benefit from the property, but keep it separate from his personal property for social security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.

You can discuss both options with a local attorney.

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