How long can someone stay in a home after the owner dies? Posted on August 11, 2011

My mother has been living with my uncle for the past six months. She has done all his cleaning, laundry, shopping, etc. as he had major surgery. He passed away recently, and now, four days after the funeral, his ex-wife and adult children advised my mother that she needs to be out of the home in 8 days. Is there any amount of time for which she is legally entitled to vacate the property? She asked for a couple weeks to pull money out of her 401K and find a place, but on 8/10 they told her she has until 8/19. I know that when someone is evicted, they usually get 30 days. It would seem as though she were entitled to at least that. Any help is appreciated.

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