my daughter passed away, she had a roommate, never married or had any legal partnership with her, when they purchased home 15 yrs ago, they wrote up joint tenancy
, which would give other person 100% right to house, however I understand that they would've had to record in California a severance to be valid, how can we find that and if unrecorded severance may reserve a right of survivorship
for the non severing tenant, what does that mean? also, would I be able to get her personal belongings, she had her own room, no will, died of cancer 62yrs old
JA: OK. The Family Lawyer
will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: no, really don't want to start spending money when we do know that deed does state joint tenancy, so we are pretty sure stops that, however still would like some personal items, license, a few clothing, pictures things that were in her room, nothing valuable just for confort.
JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Family Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Family Lawyer should know?
Customer: ok, did live together, my daughter diagnose with kidney failure 10yrs ago so then they had separate rooms, remain in home, my daughter received ssi of $ 1400.00 a month so still paid her half of all bills, payment was only $ 900.00 a month
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.