Author Topic: property owned before marriage - separate or community? + Transfer on Death Deed  (Read 522 times)


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So my dad is getting married again. He has a pre-existing property before the marriage, and planning to do a transfer on death (TOD) deed to put the property in my name as the beneficiary.

However, would the new marriage automatically VOID the TOD deed, and/or turn the pre-existing property into community property or joint ownership between my dad and his new wife?

What is the best method?
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 12:48:27 PM by YoungStache »


  • Walrus Stache
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See a lawyer and get a prenuptial agreement.