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My daughter recently passed away and the house is in my name

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My daughter recently passed away and the house is in my name and hers equally, I am her mother. We bought the house in 2005 before she was married. since 2011 she got married and nothing is in his name... not the mortgage or the deed. I am on both. what rights does he have to the house?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.

Good day. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you. My condolences for your loss.

Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.

Was the property owned in joint tenancy with right of survivorship?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
not sure where do I find that out ?
Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.

It would state joint tenancy on the deed after both your names.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
on deed it just says single woman JoAnn Downey and single woman Justine Arteaga we live in florida
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
can you explain the difference to me ?
Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.

Then you are tenants in common. Her surviving spouse is entitled to inherit her half interest.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I don't have the deed in front of me
Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.

Then how did you know what it said?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have it at home I am at work
Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.

You are tenants in common if it does not specify otherwise and her interest goes to the surviving spouse.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
can i talk to you at 3;30
Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.

Sure

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Or better can I call you tomorrow when I have paper work in front of me. what number can I call you at ?
Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.

Let me know when you wish to continue and I will make another additional services offer.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I need your number... how can
Expert:  Loren replied 9 months ago.

When you accept the additional service request you will provide your number. I do not give out my number.

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