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Good afternoon. Unfortunately, if the deed was signed and delivered it is a legally and binding transaction and he cannot take back unilaterally what he no longer owns. She would have to agree to quit claim it back to him. I'm presuming that even if father never told her, he did record the deed, which would constitute delivery. If she will not agree, and she were to file bankruptcy, it would only affect her remainder interest in the property, it would not impact father's life estate.
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