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Your house is titled Joe Smith and Mary Smith Does ownership of the house go automatically to the surviving spouse?

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2011-09-14 08:52:11

If joe and Mary are married, and the house was bought using

"Tenants in the Entirity" (which is the default for married

buyers), then yes, the ownership of the house passes to the

surviving spouse without any tax consequences. It's a privilege

given to married people that single people do not have.

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