My husband built a vacation home for us. My mother in law provided most of the money and he did the labor. Once done, it was only in his and her name. She did not want my name on it. Upon the death of one, it would be left to the survivor. My husband wanted to add my name and she refused. (she does not see me as family even though we have been married 21 years) We received a legal document in the mail from her lawyer and did not really understand what it was. She said we both needed to sign, she was adding me to the cottage deed. After signing I still felt uncomfortable about what I actually signed and called the lawyer. His secretary told me that i had signed away all my rights to the cottage including my dower rights. She was surprised I did not know that. Anyway within the last 2 years she took her name off and left it in my husbands name only. (Quit claim deed.) I feel my name should now be on it, he said I automatically receive the cottage if he passes first because I am his wife. Not really sure if the paper I signed before is still active, what my rights would be and how do i find out if the paper she had me sign is still valid. Need advice on what to do. I don’t care if I get it but want it to be in the family for my boys. They are 20 and 16. Should we add their names to the deed with my husband? Thanks for any help you can give me.