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Second opinion] 2007 my mom signed a gift dead to a man she was living with he died in 2012 she died on 2016 does his family have a right to stake a claim my mom was still married to my dad who died a few months later

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Texas

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I have the warranty deed and her death certificate and my dads and marriage license there was never a divorce they sent me a copy of the gift deed

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Do they have the right to stake claim

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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.It depends on how the property was conveyed. If the deed contains a provision for a "right of survivorship" then the man's heirs would not have a claim to the property. However, without such language, then the property was held as tenants in common. This means that the man's heirs could make a claim for the man's interest in the property.I would recommend consulting a local real estate attorney to protect your rights and interests.
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