If my father put my name on a deed to real estate, what happens if the deed is only in 2 names John Doe and Jane Doe?

Vesting does not include as Joint Tenants or anything else.

Asked on September 21, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California


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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I would speak with an attorney in California who can also take a look at the deed but my understanding that your name being added means that you are not a Tenant in Common with your Dad in the property.  There are no surviviorship rights in Tenacts in Common so if that is his intention and you have other siblings I would again, speak with a lawyer.  Good luck.

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