Republic of Ireland Law
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1. As long as you never signed anything severing the joint tenancy, then the joint tenancy remains in place. This means that you inherit the house directly and the house does not form part of your mother's estate. Whoever told you that the joint tenancy was severed is incorrect. If this is your mother's solicitor, then he is wrong. Be aware that because your mother had dementia, she could never have either severed the joint tenancy herself, nor could she have transferred the money to you, as she lacked legal capacity to do so. Accordingly, the joint tenancy is still in full force and effect and you have inherited the house upon your mother's death.
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