I was one of 3 siblings that inherited the wi family cottage via quit claim deed from our father. He is deceased. When I pass away, does my share go to the other 2 siblings or the person of my choosing?
Bryan Zlimen ∙ July 19, 2019
The answer to your question depends on whether you took title as "joint tenants" or as "tenants in common." I am not licensed to practice in Wisconsin, but as a general legal principal a joint tenancy would normally transfer your share to the surviving owners, whereas in a tenancy in common each owner's share would be distributed through his or her estate.
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