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My rights are what now that Ive inherited my wifes partial

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My rights are what now that Ive inherited my wifes partial ownership of home in los angeleis
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  LegalGems replied 2 years ago.
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How was title to the property held? For example, was it joint tenancy with right of survivorship, and both husband and wife on title?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
home title was held by my wife and daughter and son in law. all her property including house title share left to me
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
not sure if it was joint tenancy
Expert:  LegalGems replied 2 years ago.
If property is held in joint tenancy with right of survivorship, then it passes by operation of law to the surviving joint tenant.
If it was held as co-tenants, then the deceased spouse's share would pass via the will. If there are other co-owners, there can be an agreed upon buy out. If the parties are unable to come to an agreement, the court can order the property sold, with the proceeds divided according to everyone's respective interest.
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