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UPDATE: Will I automatically inherit my husband's house?

UPDATE: Will I automatically inherit my husband's house?

09/23/2017

By Quentin Fottrell, MarketWatch

This wife happens upon another reason for smart estate planning

Dear Moneyologist,

When I married my husband, my children and I moved into a home that he already owned outright. In the event that he should die before me, am I entitled to the home, or must we do a "quit claim" to put me on the deed or make a will for this to happen? He doesn't seem to think that anything needs to be done. Since we are married he feels that anything he owns including his bank accounts will automatically be mine.

Is this true?

Erica, Marion County, Fla.

Dear Erica,

It's (slightly) more complicated than that.

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