hello , my mother quitclaimed her house to me in 2006. she passed in 2007. I have let my step father live there and I live in his house . My question is, does he have any claim to the house? It is in my name only and I pay all tases and 1nsurance. thank you
State/Country relating to question: California
this is the first time
-Could you explain your situation a little more?Was your step father married to your mother on the date the quit claim was recorded?
Did he also sign the quit claim?
he was married to her , he did not sign quit claim.
Dear JACUSTOMER - In order for a married person to transfer clear title to real estate both spouses must sign the deed regardless of whose name the property is in. So, yes, your step father has a claim to half of the real estate since he did not sign the deed and it was marital property at the time of the transfer. In order to get clear title you would need for him to sing another quit claim deed and if he is married his wife would also have to sign. Unless he is willing to do so you have a problem with your title since the quit claim your mother signed only transferred her interest to you but not her husband's.
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