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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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
answer by susan almario   |  
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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answer by 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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answer by Jim Pitchford   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
You should seek legal advice.
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answer by The PerfectHouse Team   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
We recommend to all of our clients that even though the mortgage may only be in one spouses name that they seek legal advise as to whether to add other spouse. Every situation is different, however in most cases the attorney does recommend adding the other spouse. Many times this is actually done directly after a closing for a small addition legal and recordation fee. I hope this was a helpful answer to your question. Charlie Laurens of the PerfectHouse Team.
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tracie mcrae
answer by tracie mcrae   |  
my husband and I purchased a house after getting married, now we are having problems , he is threatening tosell the house and kick me out, my name is not on the deed, what can i do to protect myself
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Krystle OConnor
answer by Krystle OConnor   |  
I purchased a home and 1 year later got married. Do I need to add him to our homeowners insurance. I did for the auto but not my home. I realize that once married he has rights to the home but do I need to add him to insurance policy
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Charlene Rabhi
answer by Charlene Rabhi   |  
I live in Michigan and im in the process of a divorce ..im worried about our home my name was not put on the deed but my income was used and we were married when we purchased the home .What will happen ??
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answer by Diane Varni   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
There are real issues on having a name on a deed - it is not just about death but that often is a major concern in property ownership. As others stated the ability of creditors to attach a lien can be greatly affected by the way a property is titled. Divorce also is an issue. Wether the property is a principle residence or an investment, one of the other party has liabilty concerns (business ownership) children and other familial issues - all these can affect how YOU want to title your property and why. The special provision for joint ownership with a spouse was for protection within a marriage and dates back to before more women too financial responsibility outside the home. They are STATE SPECIFIC and in Virginia had some recent changes. Recommend you talk to a lawyer, settlement office, realtor, accountant etc for your specific needs and state options. They will obligated to give you advise in your best interests and protect your privacy.
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answer by fran frank   |  
we purchased a home a few years ago and just noticed only my name was on the deed but did state married but my husbands name is not printed on it I know being married he would still have to consent to a sale but does this show as only my asset?
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answer by Mike Balbas   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Since I am not an attorney, I can not provide legal advice, However, in California and from an eye of a real estate investor, sometimes it is beneficial to have one suppose on the deed so incase one of the two parties run into financial issues it will not impact the other spouse.
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Larry M. Mckenzy
answer by Larry M. Mckenzy   |  
My HUSBAND AND I are trying to add my name to our house deed.
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answer by Fabian Nelson   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
I am not a licensed attorney and therefore not at liberty to give legal advice. However, I can speak on joint tenancy and it's benefits. If you and your husband are on the deed together as joint tenants and one of you were to pass away then the surviving party will become sole owner. It is highly advisable to consult with your attorney regarding its significance.
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