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Was the property owned in joint tenancy with right of survivorship?
It would state joint tenancy on the deed after both your names.
Then you are tenants in common. Her surviving spouse is entitled to inherit her half interest.
Then how did you know what it said?
You are tenants in common if it does not specify otherwise and her interest goes to the surviving spouse.
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