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Answered 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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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

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.

In land ownership does land pass to only blood relatives under right of survivorship?

If the land is titled as "right of survivorship" then it would mean that at least 2 people are owners of the property and when 1 of them dies the other(s) automatically own the deceased's share of the property.

If both spouses are on the house deed and one dies can the children go after the house?

That depends on how the property was titled. If the spouses owned as joint tenants with the right of survivorship or tenants by the entirety (as most married couples do) then you have no claim whatsoever. In that case, the property automatically passed to the surviving spouse. If it happens the property was owned as tenants in common then you may acquire an interest in your deceased parent's half along with the surviving spouse providing the parent didn't leave the property to their surviving spouse by will. First check the tenancy on their deed.

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 mother and stepfather owned a house and your mom died do the stepchildren have any rights to the house on your mother's behalf?

No, unless the property was titled in such a way that it prevents the automatic succession to the surviving spouse, which is highly unlikely. In all states a primary homestead by-passes probate procedure and becomes the sole property of the surviving spouse.

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.

Because of bad credit your name was not added to the mortgage title in California What would your interest be if your spouse should die?

Because of California being a community property state, the non-titled spouse would still be entitled to one-half of the property. The other half could be willed to the surviving spouse.

What if the spouse who is not on the title pays for the homeowner association fee?

Your answer can only be that the non-titled spouse is paying assessments.

Are you entitled to any of your dads property when he passes if there is no written will?

If you live in the U.S., each state has its own laws on what happens to the property of those who die without a will. They may be titled "descent and distribution" or some similar name in your state's code. In most places, property will go to the surviving spouse. If there is no spouse, the it will be divided among any surviving children. If there is are no children or spouse left, the property goes further up the family tree to the deceased person's parents or siblings. Check your state's laws.

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 in Indiana?

The rules of intestacy would apply to this asset just as it would any other. See related question link provided below to check the laws of intestacy in the US and UK.

Is a deceased father's ownership rights of a vehicle distributed through probate to his heirs?

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If your spouse dies without a will and the car was not titled in both names can the surviving spouse or son transfer the title to either of them?

The car becomes part of the estate. The executor of the estate can have the vehicle transferred to the appropriate party as they settle the estate. The estate will also be responsible for eliminating any debt involved, if a balance is owed on the car.

Who is responsible for deceased fiances debt when owing a house together?

Since the couple were not married the surviving person is only responsible for joint debts only. The status of the home ownership depends upon how the property is titled and the terms of the mortgage agreement.

Who issues a letter of administration for a car title only in the spouse's name?

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Your spouse died leaving credit card debt in his name only he left you property in another state can creditors attach the property?

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When there is a surviving spouse is the deceased spouse's estate subject to probate in the State of Florida?

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Upon my death if I have joint owners on a CD can my surviving spouse claim the CD'S even if she is not listed as a joint owner?

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If a house and car are titled in both names and one spouse dies what does other spouse do to get car and house in her name?

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Can car be titled in 2 names?

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What happens when brother and sister buy a house and brother dies without leaving a will or survivorship deed Does his son have any claim to house or does sister own all This is in Ohio?

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Do spouses have power of attorney in Montana?

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Can you have two names on a car title?

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Our mother died has eight children and a second husband of 25 years and no will. Her house and property are all paid for. How will her property be divided?

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Are you responsible for debt of spouse prior to marriage in Tennessee?

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