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My husband died and...

My husband died and both names are ***** ***** house deed.Do i need to get it put in my name only?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Tennessee

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Estate Law
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Estate Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 11 months ago
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Estate Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 11 months ago

My condolences for your loss.

Assuming title was held in joint tenancy, there is nothing you need to do with regard to this property (or any other asset held as joint tenants with your late husband). Title automatically passes to the surviving joint tenant. It does not even go through probate. So, there is no need to do anything to take sole title. It happened by law.

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