What happens to the home depends on whether your husband dies with or without a will. If he dies with a will, the house goes to whoever he says will inherit the property. If he dies without a will, the house will go to you UNLESS he has children from other relationships. If that is the case, you would get a share of the estate and the other children would get a share of the estate.
It is critical that you and your husband sit down with a good estate planning attorney and set up a plan which will carry out your wishes.
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These are fact-specific questions of great importance. You should consult a competent estate planning lawyer.
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This really requires estate planning so you do not make the situation unnecessarily and financially complicated.
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The answer depends on many factors, including whether or not your husband has children from other relationships and whether or not he has a will. You should both consult an attorney to ensure that you have wills and other documents necessary to ensure the safest transfer of assets when either of you dies.
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