My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: WV
My step mother and step brother were on a deed to a house given to them by my stepmothers mother. My step mother became very ill and wrote a probate will out saying my father was allowed to live in the house until he dies or decides to leave and then the full property would go to my stepbrother. My step brothers name is not on the will since he was out of state and couldnt be there for the signing. After my step mothers passing my step brother tried to evict my dad calling him a squater and the deed to the home over rides his moms will. He has tried to turn off all the utilities including having the gas and water meter taken out of the property when all the bills were in my dads name. My dad has lived there for over 25 years and put over $100000 improving the home that was originally valued at only $15000. I was told my dad might be considered to be a life tenant. Also is it legal to have someones utilities shut off if they are living in the home and its in their name? And what happens to all the money he put into his home if hes forced out, shouldnt get anything for free. Also there were two witnesses that confirm my stepbrother saying when my stepmother was alive that he wouldnt kick my dad out of the house, idk if that helps anything.