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My brother and i own property in joint tenants that we

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my brother and i own property in joint tenants that we purchased as single men. it is managed by a management company. Now we are both married. if we change the form of title from joint to tenants in common, and one of us gets divorced, will the wife asking for the divorce be now entitled to claim against that property acquired prior to marriage.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.

if we change the form of title from joint to tenants in common, and one of us gets divorced, will the wife asking for the divorce be now entitled to claim against that property acquired prior to marriage.

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No, changing the title of separate property between the two current owners wouldn't somehow serve to add the spouses to the deed or give them any ownership interest in it. They would have to actually be added to the deed to convert the husband's separate property into marital property.

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