How should married couples hold title in Florida?

How should married couples hold title in Florida?

In Florida, married couples can own a title as a community property, where each person is considered to own the entire property. This method provides a few core benefits: Avoiding probate \u2013 On the date of death of one spouse, the surviving spouse is automatically the owner of the entire property.

How does marriage affect home ownership?

When a married couple purchases a property together, each spouse gets full survivorship, says Pierce, meaning that if one spouse died, the other would receive the property. “Each spouse is going to own 100 percent of the home,” he says. “Their ownership overlaps. It’s an automatic process.”

Should both spouses be on a mortgage?

It’s often easier to qualify for a joint mortgage, because both spouses can contribute income and assets to the application. However, if one spouse can qualify for a mortgage based on his own income and credit, the mortgage does not need to be in both spouses’ names unless you live in a community property state.