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Deborah Awyzio
Deborah Awyzio, Solicitor
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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience
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My wife has the deeds house since 1968 in her name only. She

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My wife has the deeds for this house since 1968 in her name only. She now has dementia. Can I have the deed transferred to me?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 11 months ago.

Good Afternoon

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

Unfortunately no. Because she has dementia she cannot sign them.

Does she have a Will?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks. Yes she has a will but it is haywire.
Expert:  Leon replied 11 months ago.

Good Afternoon

As her husband you are entitled to request the house if she has not left it to you.

If she did not have dementia then you can have her put your name on title not give it to you then it would be a sale. You can register a caveat ion it to protect yourself if you fear that it may be sold or taken.