Palm Bay, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: My now husband bought a house a few months before we got married and I’m not in the mortgage or the deed.

If anything happens to him will I own the house considering I’m his wife ??? Or do I have to put my name on the deed?

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Jennifer Isaksen
Jennifer Isaksen
  • Bushnell, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It's a little more complicated than a "yes" or "no" answer. Generally, "yes" you would own something, but it could only be a partial interest. I would need more information to give you a good answer, such as does your husband have a Will? Does he have children by another marriage? The best bet would be to put your name on the deed, then these other things wouldn't matter. Best of Luck! Jennifer

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