My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Alabama
I am trying to help out my neighbor. Her husband died and had in his will that she has a life estate. She was told by a lawyer, this means that she has the right to live in the home until her death, and everything inside the home is hers. Everything outside the home is the executor's responsibilty. She has been told by the property tax office that since her name is not on the property deed, nor is it stated in the will that the property is her's, that she is not responsible for paying the taxes on said property. She has been threatened by the executor, that if she does not pay the property taxes. she will be evicted, and/or a lien placed on her, for the taxes owed. She has tried calling attorney's all want to charge by the hour to research and answer this question: Is the life tenant responsible for the property taxes?