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We live in Alabama my wife inherited some land does my name

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We live in Alabama my wife inherited some land does my name need to be on the deed or just hers she wants to leave my name off and make a will deed to her Daughter because I have 2 Sons from a previous marriage.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
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That would be up to your wife. As an inheritance, even though she received it during your marriage, this property is her sole and separate property and would not be part of your marital property. As such, her name should be the only one on the deed if she wants to retain it as her sole and separate property and leave it to her daughter in her will. If she were to add your name, then you would own an undivided 50% ownership in the property and thus would control 1/2 of it upon your death. So, given what you state is your wife's desire as to what happens to the property upon her death, her name should be the only one on the deed.
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