Can paralegals do divorces?
Paralegals can legally prepare divorce forms for you, and they can tell you where those forms need to be filed. Paralegals can also tell you how to serve divorce forms to your spouse, and help you fill out state-specific forms for modifying child support or alimony.
What replaced dower and curtesy laws?
The Uniform Probate Code (“UPC”) replaces the dower and curtesy rule with a system which includes the surviving spouse as an heir in the line of intestate succession and provides an elective share for the surviving spouse who does not take under the decedent’s will.
What states still have dower rights?
Ohio, Arkansas and Kentucky are the only states that retain dower rights. Dower rights generally kick in after someone has died. A dower rights law entitles a surviving spouse to at least one-third of a deceased spouse’s real property when they die./span>
What are dower and curtesy rights?
A surviving spouse’s right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse’s estate — usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a dowry) refers to the portion to which a surviving wife is entitled, while curtesy refers to what a man may claim.
Why does a non borrowing spouse have to sign the mortgage?
The mortgage or deed of trust says that if you don’t, the lender can foreclose on the house. If your spouse isn’t your co-buyer, she doesn’t have to sign the note, but the lender may insist she sign the mortgage. That ensures the lender’s claim on the property trumps any marital rights she has to the house./span>
Do husband and wife both have to be on mortgage?
Spouses do not have to apply together Married couples typically apply for a mortgage together. They can pool their resources to qualify for a bigger home or one that better suits their needs. But some couples discover that one spouse has a high credit score and the other does not./span>
Can my husband sell our house without my signature?
If you own the house as the sole owner and you live in a non-community property state, it’s just your name on the deed. You don’t need your ex-spouse’s signature to sell. In community property states, it’s a good idea to get your ex-wife to sign a quit claim deed even if her name was never on the title.