My question involves real estate located in the State of: California
I received a summary judgement that is forcing the sale of the property on which I've lived for the past 16 years.I was
caregiver and caretaker for my mother on this property .When she passed intestate I hired a probate attorney and was named executor .Three years passed and my younger sister's father hired an attorney for her to claim her interest in the property.
I recently went to court concerning appointing a referee to handle the sale of the property .Coldwell Banker was named.The judge told my sisters lawyer that he would have to file the appropriate papers with the court for approval.
Today I received a letter from the lawyer that states:Enclosed is the proposed Order appointing&&&& the referee to conduct the sale of &&&&&&.If I do not receive your approval within 5 days I will submit it as is to the court.Please be aware the referee is an officer of the court.So if you fail to cooperate with her there will be consequences.
Included with this was a document reading:ORDER APPOINTING REFEREE TO CONDUCT SALE OF PROPERTY with a line for me to sign on and a line for the commissioner to sign on which there is no signature.
What does all this mean? I believe the lawyer has used to his advantage my ignorance of real estate (or for that matter any legal issues)and somehow I got the wrong end of the stick.The quitclaim deed is in my name under the title of administer of the estate.Who then signs over ownership of the property?