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I live in nh i bought a house in my own name.i dont really

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I live in nh i bought a house in my own name.i dont really trust my girlfriend enought to put her on the deed shes hot headed and might try to throw me out if she gets pisssed! That being said,,,,,,,i do want her to be protected if i do die from getting thrown out in the street buy having her as a surviving rights owner is that correct or am i setting myself up for a danger of getting thrown out some how if shes goes bazerk!?? Thanks Bill
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There are a couple good ways to do that, and one bad way. Let's just focus on the two go ways.

One good way is with a will. You can make her your heir and ensure that she gets the house upon your death. Once your estate is probated she will get the deed of the house in her name.

Another way is to set up a trust, where you are the current trustee and she is the successor trustee, and you make her the trust's beneficiary. You would put the house in the trust.

Like a will, you can change the trust at any time if your relationship status changes.

Trusts work similar to wills but they do not require one to go to probate court when the original trustee dies. The successor trustee automatically takes over. In the trust, you can give her the house upon your death.

Either a will or trust is fairly easy to set up. You can use a lawyer, or you can go to a self-help site like Rocket Lawyer or Legal Zoom and do it yourself.

If you have more questions please feel free to ask. I'll be happy to answer them. If you do not, please do remember to rate my service in assistance to you today.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

so what is the bad way sir Thank u

You grant her the deed and reserve a life estate for yourself. That way her interest does not vest until you die.

However, unlike the two previous ways I described, you can't ever change it. That would be permanent.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Man thanks i had a feeling it was a bad thing to do,,,,,,a trust it is Have a great day sir!!

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