My mother in law recently purchased land and a home through their family trust for my husband and I we are happily married still I just have a quick question... Am I as his wife able to put my name on the paperwork along side my husbands as an owner?

Jeffrey Lippman ∙ August 7, 2019

As I understand your question, the property is now titled in the name of the Trust. No person would be the Title owner on the Deed. Further, only the Trustee is empowered to change the Deed, and they likely would not as it defeats the purpose of the Trust. To discuss this further, I recommend you schedule a consultation with your LegalZoom provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.


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