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I wanted to ask if me and my husband ( both are names ) are

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JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: I wanted to ask if me and my husband ( both are names ) are on land of deed and we building a property now on this land ,are we both own property ?
JA: Where is the property located?
Customer: Michigan
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: What paperwork?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes my husband use his business checks to pay for materials and stuff

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Yes, if you are both on the deed then you are both the owners of record. Your ownership is not affected by how the bills are paid. Being named on the deed is prima facie evidence of your ownership interest.

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Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Thank you for answer. We both be (both names) automatically on the house title ?

Thank you for following up with me.

It is not automatic. Michigan is not a community property state.

However, if you are on the deed, then you are an owner of the property.

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Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Basically, my husband need to add my name to the title of the house ? I'm an owner anyway because we are married and I'm on land of deed right?

No, you would not automatically be on the deed just because your were married.

You would need to be added if you are not currently listed as an owner of record.

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
I'm added to land of deed. So now he has to add me to property? When we receive this document? We just started build a house about 2 weeks ago.

No, if you are already named as an owner on the land deed and a house is constructed on the property then you, in all likelihood, own the house also.

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Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Thank you so much! I will save your information for the future. You helped me with my questions. Have a good weekend !

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