Hi, I have a question that I cannot seem to find my own answer for. I have been researching for a few days, but I need to see if I can get some other advice. I live in Louisiana and my husband and I are living in his grandmother's house and are planning on buying it one day in the future. His grandmother is still alive, but she is living with my husbands mother, which is her daughter, in Arkansas because she has gotten to where she cannot take care of herself living alone. In July, we moved in the house because she didn't want it to be left unoccupied for a long period of time. Now we have a problem, the grandmother's other grandchildren, they belong to her other daughter, are trying to sue her for their mother's part of the estate, she passed away a couple of years ago. I know that Louisiana has forced heirs for either 24 years of age and under, or a child of a decendent who is incapicitated. I wouldn't say she was incapiciated, but she did have to live in a nursing home for almost a year close to where her daughter lived, but she was never declared incapable of taking care of herself. She was a heavy drug user for decades, and she frequently stole from my husband's grandmother to buy her drugs. I know that my husband's grandmother has a will drawn up and is leaving the house to my husband's mother, but with them trying to sue, they could possibly get half of the house, that is really all my husband's grandmother has, her house, and personal belongings that are inside the house.
We have property taxes that are coming due next month that is almost 700.00, I don't want us to put money into this house if it is going to be sold out from underneath us, can someone please give me some advice on the laws in Louisiana on this? I don't see how they can sue her for half of her house when she is still alive, but, I have seen some dirty families before and I just want to be prepared and not waste my money on a house that I will end up having to leave.