My question involves real estate located in the State of: Maine
Sometime in 2005 my grandfather filed a Real Estate Transfer and Warranty Deed for the property and home my mother lived in. In this paperwork he transfered ownership to my mother, as well as me.
I was in no way aware of this transfer of ownership, and I never signed any paperwork in relation to this property transfer (my mother did sign documents).
I have never lived at this property, and did not even live in the state of Maine when this transfer took place. Furthermore, my name isn't even spelled correctly on the documents (not sure if this matters or not).
My mother has not been paying taxes on this property since 2010. Recently the town reached out to me to inform me they needed a very large sum of money for back taxes immediately or they would ruin my credit for not paying the taxes. The town has never communicated with me before this event. I'm not even sure how they got my contact information.
I asked the town to provide all documentation supporting their claim that I am somehow responsible for these taxes, and they provided the Warranty Deed and Real Estate Transfer, both of which have my name spelled incorrectly, and do not bear my signature.
How should I proceed with this? I do not want my credit adversley effected by this surprise.