Washington, PA asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania

Q: I live in the state of PA, I'm in an ownership of a house and property with my father and his brother.

Both my father and I aren't married but my fathers brother is, when we decide to sell our property how will the proceeds be split? Will it be an even three ways or since my uncle is married will they get a bigger share then my father and I?

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  • Allentown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: The fact that your uncle is married has nothing to do with a division of the proceeds upon sale of the property. The only question is whether your aunt has a separate ownership interest referenced in the deed.

Although your question is unclear, I assume that the deed identifies only you, your father and your uncle as owners. If that is the case, on sale, each of you would receive one-third of the net proceeds.

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