Need advice on co-ownership of a house
February 26, 2013 12:50 PM Subscribe
My partner and I are looking into buying a house Do we need to get married in order to have protections relating to said house (including inheritance of the house if one of us dies + the ability to sell the house and divide the money if we break up)?
posted by NoraReed to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We can marry if we need to (that is, we're a heterosexual couple) but both feel somewhat uncomfortable with the institution of marriage and would like to either avoid it or put it off.
If we decide not to marry, what do we do so that co-ownership is assured and a) neither of us can run off with it (not that we would, this is just the kind of thing I always hear you should have protection for) and b) if one of us dies the other person would inherit it without question?