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What a life estate means is you get to live on the property for life but the remainder interest is owned by someone else. When you did sell the property, your life estate should have been worth something but the remainder interest is worth the bulk of the price unless only the remainder was sold which means you still get to live on the property for life. The transfer is permanent unless the person you gave the remainder interest to would give back that interest and give you a full interest in the property again (life estate plus remainder). Life estates are very cumbersome for that very reason and many planners do not like to use them. So to answer your question, the only way you can change it, is to purchase the remainder or have it given back to you as a gift.
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