Exempt from Common Law
by Kit Dial
(Lumberton, NC USA)
My sister in law lives in NC where Common Law does not apply although they lived together 28 years. He has three grown children. The home is in my sister in laws name the land which is 3 acres is her boyfreinds name.
The children came and want things out of the house and off the property. She gave them some things that were their dads but now they want things that belong to her assuming it was their dads. They discussed lifetime rights to the property for her. Things are just out of control at this point he just dies Dec. 14th. My sister in law did not make any funneral arrangements and has not signed anything. She is receiving letters from the IRS about back taxes and hospital bills from 15 years ago she knows that she is not responsible for this either. The oldest chnild made a comment that my sister in law had 30 days to move and also made a comment that she could not even take out her fish aquarium from the home. The home is my sister in laws.
What type of rights does my sister in law have and is their anything she can file on her own at the court house? Even thought the land is in their fathers name can she keep them off the property until some sort of legal things have taken place. Can yopu please offer me some advise.