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Hello. Five years ago my siblings and I (there are 4 of us) inherited my mothers house. Since it is paid

Asked by Jamie, Wilmington, NC Sat Jul 26, 2008

off and we are all single we have lived there for the past 5 years. My question is...I think one of my sisters is going to move out soon. If she gets married will her husband have any right to her 1/4 of the house. THANKS

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THANKS EVERYONE...for all the answers...I think I will call the attorney that set up my moms will...Thanks again
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good bad!.....i thought you were in wilmington, delaware..not n.c...i have included a link for you to review...... it will clarify what the correct answe to your question really is...sorry about that...i am licensed in 16 states..sometime things tend to run regards....bob now...…
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If you are in Wilmington, NC as it states above, consult a real estate attorney as the laws here are different than other states in the country.

Do not assume that if she does marry, that the new husband will not have any rights to the property. He may in North Carolina.

Good Luck!
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good would not....dower and curtsey were abolished in delaware......since all of you have an equal share of interest in the property.....any of you could refinance the home to pay off the other siblings.with your 25% interest in the might also be a good idea to pull a title search on the home to be sure title is clean.if your parents owned it fo ra long could have some "crap".(sorry)..that needs to be cleaned sure the death certificate was recorded at the local register of deeds..for both parents.......if you would like to me anytime...bob mcclure- mortgage now- farmington, michigan (248) line weekends are fine......i am licensed in your state..
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I would recommend a contract between all the family members who have "ownership to the home" Consult with a real estate attorney. Sorry to read about your mother.
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Your sister's husband (when she marries) typically has a right to partial ownership on the basis of the marriage. However, that could possibly be avoided with a pre-nuptial agreement that stipulates the home is prior personal property that is not considered a marital asset. This will all require an attorney's advise and of course the consent of your sister and her future husband. Or the other sisters could agree to buy out the sister's ownership if and when she marries to avoid any future conflicts. Even if you have to obtain a mortgage to do so, this solution could be worth the price to avoid any problems in the future.
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