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My ex husband in now deceased we bought and paid prior to

My ex husband in now deceased we bought and paid for property prior to our divorce. The divorce decree makes no mention about the property. I recently learned my name is ***** ***** the deed of the property and I'm responsible for property taxes. He never remarried but had 2 children outside of our marriage as I have 1 child to our union. He and this woman never resided at the property while he was alive. Needing to know if I now own the property or will I have to share a percentage of the property/or proceeds of the property with his children born outside of the marriage?

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I own a home in Orlando that the mortgage was paid off in

I own a home in Orlando that the mortgage was paid off in 2003 my wife died in 2013 and I remarried in 2015. I have been letting my step-son live there rent free since October. This was so he could payoff some students.We signed a noterized paper saying he could live there rent free and we would sell him the home at a later date. The home appraises for $285,000. My wife has now decided I don't have enough money for her so she plans to leave me plus she wants me to sell him the house for $200,000That is all the loan he can qualify for. She will live her but stays in a separate part of the home until I sell him the house. Since my name is ***** ***** one on the deed and I have owned the house since 1995, which r my options. How do I get arouned the noterized note plus how can I move back into my home with him living there. How do I save my home.

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I am taking mother off title and i got forms in mail to fill

i am taking mother off title and i got forms in mail to fill out we have changed ownership four times in family due to death divorce i have always been on since 1997 do i list this on form boe 266 as date of principal residence i have lived here the whole time am i going to lose exemption transfer is just taking moms name off title she is not on loan not sure also what to put why she is coming off loan

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I have a real estate question about joint tenancy, Do I wait

I have a real estate question about joint tenancyJA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Do I wait in this chat box?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: My life partner & I recently relocated to Texas and are purchasing a house. The title company automatically wanted to title it as Community Property. This does not mesh with our estate planning. We want it to be titled as joint tenancy with right of survivorship. The title company says it will do so but their attorney will charge $125 to write it up. We have bought homes in other states with no issues. Is joint tenancy with right of survivorship so unusual in Texas? Do we need to specify that the warranty deed have this verbiage? Does the title need to be specific as well?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 Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Can a spouse transfer her 50% ownership of a property to her

Can a spouse transfer her 50% ownership of a property to her child without the husband signing title? According to CA Civil Code 683.2 ; it's my understanding that the spouses 50% is community property and she may transfer it to whom ever she pleases. The house is in the county of Orange in California.I'm being informed by someone that only 50% of property is community property; as such, only 25% can be transferred as community property. Is this true?

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I recently received a letter from the loan company and am

I recently received a letter from the loan company and am not sure what to send them next. please take a look at it and let me know what you think

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Am I responsible remaining payment on a manufactured home

am I responsible for the remaining payment on a manufactured home located in a manufactured home community that my deceased wife is the lone signer on the pink slip

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Considering a divorce in community property state. Husband

Considering a divorce in community property state. Husband bought home we live in prior to our marriage. We bought a rental house from my parents a few years ago with proceeds from home equity loan on husband's home bought prior to our marriage (the one we live in). I am not interested in trying to receive anything from home husband bought prior to our marriage. I would like to "buy" the rental home from him so that I will have a home to live in myself. Do I own any of the rental home since his separate property was used for the loan? I want to pay him the amount we paid to my parents plus the additional cost of remodeling. Can he refuse to let me buy the rental home? The rental is deeded in both our names. His home we live in does not have my name on the deed, but I am on the home equity loan.

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My wife and I would like to get a divorce. We have no kids

My wife and I would like to get a divorce. We have no kids and she is not pregnant. We are willing to agree and sign the paperwork and mail it in to have a uncontested divorce. I bought a house almost a year before we got married. She is not on the mortgage and I never added her to the deed/title.We have always had separate bank accounts and credit cards. We can agree on who gets what out of the house (things). She is willing to sign the paperwork and walk away. This is because she is excepting a promotion and will be moving out of state. She doesnt want the house and just wants to walk away. We do however have one joint loan together and that was a home improvement loan. She is willing to walk away from that too and I am ok with that. I have made 100% of the house payments, down payment on the house, taxes, and house insurance and hoa and can prove it. I know things change when you actually file for the divorce. I guess my questions are the following:1. Can she fight me for my house if she decided to and actually has a chance in getting my house?2. Can we get a simple divorce in florida since we have only one joint loan together? I have agreed to take over that joint loan (home improvement loan) if we get the divorce.

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