passed away, wouldn't my husband automatically recieve get the house? Both our names are on the deed.
The answer is probably. If your names are both on the deed and followed by language that says you are married or has survivorship language, then the survivor owns the whole of the house. If you are in doubt, or if this worries you, have an attorney look at the deed.
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If both names are on the deed as husband and wife-the property will automatically belong to survivor upon the first death.
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The key is whether you were married when you acquired the property. Both your names on the deed would not have the same effect if you weren't married at the time of acquisition.
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I agree with the other attorneys. It sounds like there may have been a problem with your friends deed. Either they were not married when they bought their home or there was a mistake on the deed. If you want to be sure about your home I would suggest having a local attorney review your deed.
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