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Joint Tenancy: If an owner dies and owns property with

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Joint Tenancy: If an owner dies and owns property with another NOT her spouse, does the husband have any legal rights to the property?
JA: Where is the property located?
Customer: Hooksett NH
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: Not since her death.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Don't know!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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If the deed is held in joint tenancy in NH, then joint tenancy in NH is with rights of survivorship. That means the surviving joint tenant receives ownership of the deceased joint tenant's share of the property. If it was tenancy in common, then the surviving spouse would have a claim of ownership.