If I recently inhertied 1/6 share in a home that we are going to be selling, will my husband have to sign for his dower rights since it was as part of an inheritance?

Asked on February 21, 2015 under Estate Planning, Ohio

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Generally speaking, Ohio does not recognize inherited property as marital property but it would not hurt to have him sign a waiver of his interest in the property becuase of the dower right law that remains in effect in Ohio.  Better safe than sorry. 


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