..does his kids get his half. even if possession is 9/10's of the law.
i'm not sure if my house was filled out as "rights of survivorship" "joint" or just both our names on house.
it says- buyer: his name & my name. from what escrow papers say. his kids are scaring me. claiming that within a year we might have to sell. their dad never even lived here with me. the deceased is a billionaire. & his kids are millionares..
i'm disabled & live off of $725- ssi income. so that would definately put me on the streets. they claim their trying to be fair.?!. the reason this house was bought for me was because im disabled their dad wanted me to be stable. he wrote out a new will- 6 of us saw it. we were all covered. but after death. the new will is conveniently gone. & old will is in probate.
Your facts are incomplete so it is hard to give you any concrete answer. However, be aware that if there is no joint tenancy language, in many states the presumption is that it is tenants in common. That would mean that each share is controlled by the person's will. So it could be that you are a tenants in common owner with his heirs.
Were you married? This could be relevant in your state.
Finally, the will contest issues should be explored along with the above with an estates attorney and/or an estates litigation attorney.
Hope this helps.
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If title is in names of A + B as joint tenants with right of survivorship, & A dies, then B gets the house.
If title is in names of A + B, then each owns an undivided 1/2 interest in the home, & upon A's death, his or her 1/2 is an asset of his or her probate estate & passes under his or her Will or, if no Will, to his or her heirs under the laws of inheritance.
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