Parents bought a house in 1980. Divorced in 1982. The house deed states: . . . joint tenants with right of survivorship, but decree of dissolution of marriage has attached, signed(by both)paper stating:
'. . . .Residence shall remain the property of Dad and Mom in joint tenancy, with the right of survivorship. The parties agree that Mom can remain living in the home until such time as she remarries, dies, allows a non-relative adult male to reside in the home, or to move. At such time as Mom remarries, dies, allows non-relative adult male to assume residence or moves, said property shall be sold and the net equity divided equally.'
Mom died, dad claims house is entirely his due to Deed. Should we, her children who were to split her property according to the will(which does not seem to mention the house)see a lawyer? Does the divorce paper signed and dated after the purchase of the home trump the joint tenancy deed w/survivorship?
thank you for any information.