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When filling out a grant deed to add my wife to it, what is

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When filling out a grant deed to add my wife to it, what is the title of the grantees? WOuld it be community property with right of survivorship? Is it joint tenancy? I want to make sure my wife gets the property if anything happens to me.

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If you want to both be owners of the property with the surviving spouse becoming the sole owner when one of you passes, then you would want to list it like this "***** ***** and Sue Smith, married, as joint tenants with right of survivorship".

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
what is the difference between community property with right of survivorship and joint tenants with right of survivorship?

Nothing really... just joint tenants is used throughout the US while community property is only in states where community property rules apply. But in CA either will work exactly the same.

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