If my brother, sister and I own a house as joint tenants with right of survivorship, what rights doesmy brother’swife have to the property?

My brother resides there. He has recently married.

Asked on November 9, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Illinois


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you, your brother and sister all own a home as joint tenants, and assuming it is all paid off, your brother's wife has no ownership interest in the home. The only way she can get an interest in it is if your brother deeds her an ownership in it.

Good question.

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