Fort Atkinson, WI asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin

Q: Differnce between joint tenants and joint tenants with rights of survivorship

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Peter Navis
Peter Navis
  • Elkhorn, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Generally, in Wisconsin, there is no material difference between joint tenants and joint tenants with rights of survivorship. There can be a material difference, depending on the wording, if the parties are husband and wife. Whenever property rights are involved, especially as between husband and wife, it is vital to have an attorney explain the ins and outs of the different classifications.

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