I got married a few months ago and we immediately had wills made leaving everything to surviving spouse in the event of the other's death.
We sold his home and live in mine. I have a VA loan and don't want to change current terms. I do, however, want to be sure he has no issues staying in home if I die.
I called loan company and they said I have to change deed first then notify them if I want him added to loan. Property appraiser office was less than helpful stating I could Google ways to create a new deed then file it with them. Do I need to do this or is the will enough?
Your will is enough if probate of your estate is necessary. If you want the house to pass to your husband outside of probate, you should consult an experienced real estate lawyer in your area to discuss the best way to accomplish your goal.
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I agree with my colleague a valid will should do the trick but will have to go through probate; there a a number of ways one can avoid probate, however, and you really should consult with a good local real estate attorney (will not cost much at all) to discuss them.
Hope this helps.
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