How do you get property in your name if spouse dies without a will?
If the property is jointly owned by the married couple it
generally reverts automatically to the surviving spouse and does
not enter probate. If the married couple lived in a community
property state the property does not need to have both names on the
title for it revert to sole ownership by the surviving spouse. The
procedure for changing deeds/titles to real property is established
by state law. Contact the land recorder or assessor's office in the
city or county where the property is located.