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Generally, yes. Any estate that holds real property must be probated in order for title to pass to the heirs. However, laws vary in different jurisdictions. A surviving may have special rights in community property states.

In separate property states the property will pass according to the provisions in the decedent's will or according to the state laws of intestacy if there is no will. In many jurisdictions the surviving spouse will inherit the estate, however, that scheme is not universal. In some states the children receive a share of an intestate estate especially when the surviving spouse is not their parent.

You need to consult with an attorney in your jurisdiction who can review your situation and explain your options.

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โˆ™ 2016-05-12 19:23:32

Yes, it will go into probate. That allows the title to be settled. In most places, the spouse will inherit the entire thing.

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Will the house go into probate if one spouse dies and both names are on it with a mortgage?

It will not go into probate if the house was purchased by them as husband and wife as tenants by the entirety or as joint tenants. Both spouses own whole interest together so that when one person dies the survivor becomes the sole owner. The deed does not even have to be changed.

Is probate necessary if the spouse inherits everything in nc and both names are on the house deed?

Yes, probate would be necessary to insure that all debts are taken care of, the title gets properly transferred and that the appropriate state and federal taxes are paid. Consult a probate attorney in NC for specifics. There may be a short version of probate that can be used.

If one spouse buys a house and the other spouse isn't on the deed are they entitled to half in a divorce?

No, the house is in the name of the one spouse. Which is why you MUST make sure you put both names on a deed.

In Georgia if the spouse dies without a will and the home and property was titled in both names will the surviving spouse become the sole owner of the property?

If the house was in "joint" title, then the absence of a will is irrelevant because the home automatically belongs to the surviving spouse and does not become part of the probate estate. Only the probate estate would be subject to the Georgia rules of intestacy.Incidentally, in Georgia code, if a spouse dies intestate, with no surviving children or other descendants, the surviving spouse becomes the sole heir anyway. O.C.G.A. § 53-2-1

In Ohio if your spouse dies and you both own the house what does the survivng spouse have to do to keep the house?

Usually the mortage is set up as a survivors deed. This means that if one person dies, the spouce receives the deed in their own name. If this is not the case and the house wasn't willed to the other spouse, then it will have to be taken up in Probate Court.

In Texas can a spouse whose name is on the deed and mortgage sell their house without the other spouse consent?

If both names are on the deed, then both signatures are required. If the spouse has signed a quit claim deed to the home, then the other does not need consent.

In Florida if the spouse dies without a will and home and property was titled in both names will the surviving spouse become the sole owner of the property?

It will depend upon how the deed is worded. Typically, yes, a spouse would become sole owner of the property. Consult a probate attorney in Florida for specifics and how it works.

If your spouse dies without a will and the home is in both names but he has children Can they take part of the home?

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If your wife dies without a will and the home is titled to both names will the husband inherit in the state of Tennessee?

If "titled to both names" means "joint tenants" or "tenants by the entirety", then the absence or presence of a will is irrelevant because the surviving spouse obtains full ownership through the deed, not through probate.

If a spouse files bankruptcy can the other be held liable for the mortgage payment if its in both names?

If it is in both of your names then yes.

Is surviving spouse liable for foreclosure in Pennsylvania after death of spouse?

If the loan was in both of your names, yes. That is your foreclosure also.

In Florida if your spouse dies without a will and the home was not titled in both names will the surviving spouse become the sole owner of the property?

The property would pass according to the Florida laws of intestacy. If there is no surviving lineal descendant of the decedent (child or the children of any deceased child), the entire intestate would pass to the surviving spouse. You should seek advice from an attorney who specializes in probate law in Florida,

If your house is in forecloure can your spouse buy another house while you file bankruptcy There was a quick claim done to get spouse name off of the title?

If two people owned property, executed a mortgage, and the mortgage is in default, the foreclosure will be filed in both names. It was both mortgagors who defaulted and both will be parties to the foreclosure. If one executes a quitclaim deed to the other that will not stop their being mentioned in the foreclosure.

You are filing bk chapter 7 but spouse is not your house is just in your name you also have land that has a mortgage in just your husbands name but both names are on deed will the land get taken from?

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Can a spouse open mail if both spouses names are on the mailing?

Of course. It's addressed to you.

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Your spouse needs to be present.

Our cars are not in both names. I am beneficiary of my husbands will. Can I change the title to my name?

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When two people buy a house do both of them get tax benefits?

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If you own a house with your spouse and are in the process of getting divorced and the house sold before the divorce do you still split the proceeds?

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Can a spouse take a home equity line without the other spouse?

Depends who's name is on the mortgage. If both names are on, then you would need both spouse's to take out a home equity line of credit.

Can a spouse sell a house that you are on the title?

If you are also on the deed the sale must have both your consent and your signature.

Who inherits in Tennessee when husband dies and house was in both names. he has two grown children by another marriage?

The spouse gets the home. The children are not entitled to a portion of the home. They are not required to get anything from the estate.

Can a spouse be added to a house deed when mortgage is in both names?

It depends on the laws of the the jurisdiction. In many cases the bank would have required this to get the mortgage. There may have been a quit claim deed filed with the mortgage.

What are the laws in California if a spouse dies and both names are not on the house?

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