Q: My grandpa bought his house and is in his name only, before he married his wife of 25+ years.
They are now in the process of a divorce. But I'm not so sure he will live long enough before the divorce is finalized. He wants to leave his house to me only. What do I need to do to ensure this happens?
He can have a Will or Trust drafted in his name detailing his wishes. Whatever interest he owns in the home after the outcome of the divorce can transfer to you upon his death.
If his wife retains or it is determined she owns an interest in the home, she may be able to live in the home until her death, but I would need to learn more about this case to form a more accurate opinion regarding this matter. If this were the case, you would not receive your interest until after her death.
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