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Does a joint tenancy between siblings have to be officially

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Does a joint tenancy between siblings have to be officially documented, or can it just "assumed" , and still be legal?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Roger replied 9 months ago.
Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to assist. Yes, a joint tenancy with rights of survivorship must be documented or stated in the deed or other vesting document. If not, the default ownership is as tenants in common. So, if there's no designation of a joint tenancy, ownership will be as tenants in common.
Expert:  Roger replied 9 months ago.
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