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My wife quit claimed 50% of her house to me 6 months ago.

My wife quit claimed 50% of her house to me 6 months ago. Now we are divorcing and she claims that because it was only 6 months ago I'm not entitled to any of the property. Is that true?

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I live in Woodstock, Ga. and I have finalized my paperwork

I live in Woodstock, Ga. and I have finalized my paperwork in the event of my death. I have named my sister as my legal guardian so she is able to sell my house or make payments if I'm too ill to do so.I need to know what paperwork is required for the State of GA so that I can send it to my mortgage company? Thank you.Therese Crispino

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I am buying a lot adjacent to my home and would like to put

Hello. I am buying a lot adjacent to my home and would like to put it in my daughters name (she is currently 16). Would Joint Tenancy, Right of Survivorship allow for both of us to legally own the property and protect the property if I should file bankruptcy. Otherwise, what would be the best way to protect the property to make sure she will be the owner?

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We've been JTWRS co-owners in my parent's home yrs.

We've been JTWRS co-owners in my parent's home for 28 yrs. after helping them purchase the home with our initial investment of $40k. They want to include the home in their trust assuring us a min. inheritance of 100k and dividing the remaining proceeds among my 3 siblings as their inheritance. We don't feel this is fair and are concerned about taxes all the way around. They are concerned about losing the home if one or both need long term care someday. I insist they can't be forced to sell the home as long as we're JTWRS and will survive the applicable look back period. Can they include the home in the trust (with us still as JTWRS) without us signing a quit claim deed turning the property over to the trust?

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My father passed away 17 months ago. My mother is also

My father passed away 17 months ago. My mother is also listed on the deed. I have power of attorney for her. We are wanting to sell her house in Amarillo, TX. Can I help her and sign for her if she does sell? She is currently living with my brother in Houston. We have not gone through probate and really would rather not if at all possible.

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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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My husband died a month a go..He has a step daughter by

My husband died a month a go..He has a step daughter by another marriage. I have been with her since feb 1995. we got married may 25th,2015. can she take my house away from me

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My Aunt died in San Francisco 2015; Her ex husband died

My Aunt died in San Francisco 2015; Her ex husband died previously. She left 4 children. One of her daughters in 2010 put her name on the house along with her Mother ----my Aunt in 2010. The home sold for $725,000 in October 30 2015 - can not find any probate filed in San Francisco, place of of residence,. No records of any asset or funds from the sale of home distributed among the 4 children left. One of the children is very upset, thus I am trying to help him. I reside in Fresno, he reside in Reno Nevada and the home and his Mother residence is in San Francisco, Ca. Need to know what are the penelities in California for non probate of estate and any other advice would highly be appreciated. Thanks in advance. I did locate in the county recorded the sale and grant deed informaiton.

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