Cleveland, OH asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Ohio

Q: I am married. We bought a home while married. Only his name was put on deed. What are my rights ? I want on deed

Attorney did this against our will. Said the grantor requested only his name be put on. Is that legal? This has caused major issues amongst the family. We paid for the house over 8 years paid cash to his mom. It was a quit claim deed. My name should of been put on right beside his at the same time. Now we have to pay to get my name on? How is that legal?

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Aaron Epling
Aaron Epling
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Hilliard, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: He can quitclaim deed the property from himself to both of you with survivorship rights. If he's not willing to sign a quitclaim deed, then it gets more complicated.

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