If my wife and her late brother were in joint ownership of a residence but he passed with no Will and my wife wanted ownership transferred to her sister-in-law, however she also passed away without Will, can my wife now take full ownership?

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If my wife and her late brother were in joint ownership of a residence but he passed with no Will and my wife wanted ownership transferred to her sister-in-law, however she also passed away without Will, can my wife now take full ownership?

Asked on September 9, 2015 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Joint tenants with right of survivorship means that the surviving joint tenant acquires the entire interest in the property upon the death of the other joint tenant.
Therefore, your wife is now the owner of the property since her brother, the other joint tenant, is deceased.


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