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A Spouse May Not Unilaterally Change Joint Property to Community Property

Posted on : September 12, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
A Spouse May Not Unilaterally Change Joint Property to Community Property

A Spouse May Not Unilaterally Change Joint Property to Community Property In Arizona, all property acquired by a couple after marriage is presumed to be community property. However, a couple can formally agree to hold real property as joint tenants. Can one spouse decide to reconvert the joint property to community property without the other […]

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Joint Tenancy Property in an Arizona Probate

Posted on : August 4, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Gift of Separate Property Through Joint Tenancy Deed

Joint Tenancy Property in an Arizona Probate In Arizona, spouses have the right to hold property in joint tenancy with right of survivorship. The regular rules of joint tenancy still apply to joint tenancies with rights of survivorship. If one of the spouse transfers their interest to a third party though, it voids the joint tenancy all […]

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Setting Aside Divorce Decree to Correct a Mistake

Posted on : August 4, 2016, By:  Christopher Hildebrand
Joint Tenancy Property Treated as Community Property

Setting Aside Divorce Decree to Correct a Mistake Under prior Arizona law, spouses could hold property in joint tenancy or as community property. These two types of property were treated differently in a divorce. If one spouse identifies joint tenancy property as community property in a divorce, the other spouse can dispute that characterization. The […]

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