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I am sorry for your family's situation.
You are what is known as a tenant at sufferance
. A tenant at will is someone who has no right to occupy the premises, but is tolerated by the owner and may be terminated at the will of the owner.
A tenant at sufferance has few rights, but one of these rights is to be evicted. So in other words, they cannot simply physically kick you out of the home. You must be evicted like a tenant who has not paid rent. If after the quick eviction hearing you still does not leave, then, one can get a Writ and have the authorities forcibly relocate you.
In short, you have the right to stay there, but as long as the owner(s) want you to stay there.
The fact that your phone and utilities are in your name does not give you "extra" protection. All that matters is your relationship with the owner(s).
Now, if one owner wants you to leave and the other does not, then the owner that wants you to leave cannot force you to do so - the decision must be unanimous. Any owner can have you in the property as a tenant at sufferance as long as at least one of the owners want this. However, I am sure that this still possibly makes you a little uneasy.
Someone in your situation may wish to enter into an agreement for rent even if symbolic. Even if $5 a month. All that is needed is a lease
for however long the owner(s) is/are willing to sign (at least one). Once this is done, and if the $5 (or whatever the symbolic amount) is paid, they cannot ask you to leave.
Let me know if you need a sample, simple landlord/tenant agreement.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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