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Dividing Up The Stuff – Yours, Mine, and Ours

When you get married, the law recognizes you and your spouse as a single person (or “entity”), rather than two. For example, when two single people own a piece of property together, under the law they are “joint tenants” and each has a one-half interest in the property. If one of the two people dies, their one-half interest will pass according to their will or according to state law if they don’t have a will. The surviving person would only get the property if the deceased person left a will and left his or her share of …

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