If a spouse that has a house and property solely in their name dies, does the surviving spouse inherit the house?

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John Arthur Smitten

Answered On May 9, 2013
Assuming no pre-nup and the house was aquired during the marriage, yes.

Robert Jason De Groot

Answered On May 9, 2013
But if there are children of the decedent who are not children of the survivor, the survivor gets a life estate in the house. The best thing for you to do is setup a consultation with a probate attorney in your area.