My husband's name is the only one on our house deed. Is there any benefit in adding my name (as his wife) to the deed?

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Martha Schober
I've looked at this question and read two answers referencing legal advice. For starters, this does not require a legal answer. A good RE Agent/Broker should be able to assist you with this question. It depend on the State you reside in. As one gentleman stated, if you are in a TbyE state, the property automatically revert to the spouse, then according to a Will. If you are in a Community Property state, you are entitled to the community interest in the property, that is, what is yours or his belongs to the Community, and you share in the debts as well. Whether you get the whole in the event of a tragedy depend on other circumstances. But, it is in your best interest to be Titled on the Deed, no matter what State you live in. Let's say also that there are substabtial creditors out there, in one spouse name only. Assuming that spouse is the one Titled, creditors can come in and take the property, regardless of what state you are in, if you are not on the Deed. Property Law is defined by the State you reside in. If you do in fact require the services of an Attorney, it will depend on the circumstances. But, with 22 years experience in property analysis and encumbrances, if you do not have any substantial creditors, you would best Title your name to the Deed. Because, if anything happens to the other spouse, and even if a Probabate is involved, you could be left with absoultely nothing. It's happened too many times in this Country, widows tossed in the street because they had no knowledge of how their property was titled, or, assumes all was ok with just one name on the title.
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Doreene Zelch
answer by Doreene Zelch   
Do I have 50/50 rights to the property we own in Florida if the deed is only in his name??? We have been married for 11 years and the house was built in 2000. We were married in 2004 in the Cayman Islands. He is homesteaded in FA but we both live in Ohio most of the time.
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answer by Fred Ostovar    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
This would definitely be something that needs to be analyzed in more detail and I would highly recommend asking a real estate attorney which I'd be more than happy to refer you to an excellent one!
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answer by Carol James    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
I can refer you to a Real Estate Attorney and you could ask them.
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answer by Carol James    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Please consult a real estate attorney as it varies in different states.
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answer by Conor Sullivan    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Definitely consult an estate attorney in your state as it varies.
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answer by Tari Ede    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
It depends on how the house was titled and where you live. To protect you in the future, you should consider having a discussion with your husband. Adding your name to the deed is neither difficult or expensive
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answer by Shawn Cervantes    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
This differs from State to State. Some States are considered 50/50 States, while some only have dower rights. I would first contact the Title Company to find out just how your home was recorded. Later, you may want to consult an attorney if you feel that it was not done to your satisfaction.
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vivienne fisk
answer by vivienne fisk   
My x husband has just died we were married for 42 years on paper and only divorced for five months, the house has been paid for in cash and has both our names on the deed, I have three children can I just sale it and give them there share, he left no will, Thank you
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jeds skerb
answer by jeds skerb   
my husband and i been married for 17 years we bought a house but my name is not on the deed ,if something happen to him will i get the house or not ?
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You should contact an Estate Attorney regarding this as soon as possible. This could becoma a matter of probate if other heirs decide they are owed a portion of the homes equity as a matter settling the estate. You need to protect yourself. If you need a referral I can make one for you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
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answer by Susan Magee    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Yes, absolutely! I would certainly contact an attorney about adding you to the deed as soon as possible. One it may protect your house against any judgents against only your husband. Two it may protect you as far as taxes and mortgage acceptance, should your husband pass away. Three, if your husband has children from a previous marriage, you may be evicted from the home should he pass away. Laws are different from state to state, and all situations are unique, so please contact your attorney for the best advice.
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answer by Geri Prada    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
is there a reason your name was never placed on the Deed? What does the estate attorney tell you...what are the laws in your state that cover dower rights? Did your husband have insurance that may pay off the balance owing and save you from that stress....best advice...do indeed talk to an attorney!
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answer by DARNELL IRBY   
my husband passed away 6/7/2014 he had a living will which states that he wants me (his wife)to continue living & taking care of our home .I am not on the deed but I am the beneficiary.our house is not paid for I've been making the payments since he has passed away.the loan company does not know he is deceased
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answer by Mark Queener    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Yes if he passes you will receive the house without going through escrow. Make sure to do entirety rather than common.
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susan almario
answer by susan almario   
i own 30% of the house but my name is not on the title of deed.I want to move out of the house since my relationship with sister who owns 70% is not good.our house have high value or appraisal now so i asked her to pay me what i deserved but she doesn't want to pay me.what can i do?
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susan almario
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i own 30% of the house where i live now but my name is not on the title of deed.Now i want to move out and ask my sister who owns 70% of the house to pay me what i deserved since the value and appraisal of the house is high now.Unfortunately we are not in good terms now.how can i fight for it?
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Hannah Lian
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answer by Carol James    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
My recommendation for you would be to see an attorney.
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answer by DeLUX Team Realty Inc    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
I suggest you contact a lawyer and seek legal advice, protect yourself.
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answer by DeLUX Team Realty Inc    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
I recommend you seek legal advise in this situation to protect yourself.
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