Asked in Real Estate Law for North Carolina

Q: Property bought by two sisters, one sister marries. The married sister passes away, is the husband entitled to 50% of

Land. Land purchased before her marriage.

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Jonathan Shbeeb
Jonathan Shbeeb
Answered
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: It depends upon how the property was owned by the sisters. Can you maybe give some more context? Was it owned as tenants in common or as joint tenants with a right of survivorship?

Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
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  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Depends on the language of the deed and the potential existence of a will. Any lawyer will need to review the deed and potentially the will of the deceased in order to determine ownership of the land.

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