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If I understand correctly, your husband wanted to simply add you to the title when he was living. However, a life estate deed was used, which was a wrong deed. That kind of deed gives you the right to live in the home (but not own it, meaning not sell it, etc) and then gives the property after you pass to a remainderman (I am guessing here, your children/descendants).
If this has happened, I am afraid that there is simply no way to reverse the wrongly-filed life estate deed. I wish there was, but not really. I am very sorry.
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