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Matthew Slepkow’s Answers

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  • If married ,own property my name isnt on title to house only husband and he has children from former wife and dies who gets it?

    married for 10 years divorced but still lived together and remarried 2 yrs ago.

    Matthew’s Answer

    If you are married to the owner of real estate as of the date of death, you will receive a life estate interest int he real estate, if title to the real estate was in his individual name alone. This is regardless of whether he has a will which dictates differently. The spouse's life estate interest cannot be defeated by will. The interest would be defeated if your spouse owns the house in a trust, or as another entity, such as a LLC or Corporation.

    If your spouse wants you to receive full ownership of the house upon his death, he should add your name to the deed as either a joint tenant or as tenants by the entirety.

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  • Can i get back my security deposit on a commerical building if i never signed a lease

    the women told me i have intil i sign but now she is telling me no

    Matthew’s Answer

    In all likelihood, yes. All matters dealing with real estate must be in writing. If you do not have a writing, or in your case, a lease, you are not bound to the deal. There are exceptions to this general rule, however. If the lease is for less than 1 year, it does not have to be in writing, but it can only be valid if you otherwise agreed to all of the necessary particulars.

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