Willimantic, CT asked in Probate for Connecticut

Q: live in ct but late husband has joint ownership of property in Maine with his sisters. What do I need to do?

signed a piece of paper a number of years ago saying I had no claim to the property. Thought it was in case we ever got divorced. My husband had no will. We had three children together that are all grown.

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Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Newtown, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: If he owned the property joint with rights of survivorship with his sisters, then upon his death his share of the property would pass automatically to the sisters. If they had joint but separate interests in the property then his estate would have the right to his share of the property. I would consult with a Maine probate attorney since ancillary probate would need to be opened in Maine to transfer the property.

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