Me and my girlfriend purchase a property together in our names 5 years ago she past away.she was married before we got together but seperated from her husband for 20 something years but never divorced do he have any rights to my property
It depends on how the property is titled, meaning that the language on the deed is important. The property may be yours 100% now, or her estate may have an ownership interest in the property. In the latter case, if she had a will, then that may control the disposition of the property.
I highly recommend that you get a copy of your deed (you can usually print this from the county website if you don't have it in your records) and bring it to an attorney, along with any estate planning that she may have done, if any, to a local attorney for review.
I'm very sorry for your loss and hope that everything works out for you.
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The husband may have a right to an elective share even if there was a will that failed to name him. With or without a will, he'd still have an entitlement, unless you guys owned it jointly with a right of survivorship. Ms. Seibert is a hundred percent correct, the deed needs review right away.
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