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Question, I sold half of my house to my sister in 1995 joint tenencia with right of survivorship, she marie in 2003 does her husband have legal claimed to our property?
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Since she owned this prior to her marriage, it would be her sole and separate property and her husband would have no legal claim to your sister's interest in the property. BUT, if your sister does something to change her ownership interest...such as adding her husband to the deed, that would sever the joint tenancy aspect of your ownership and convert it to one of tenants in common. The result would be that rather than the survivor of you and your sister automatically inheriting the property, upon the death of either of you, your interest would be controlled by your wills (or the intestate succession statute if you had no will).

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