tenancy by the entirety

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A type of joint tenancy of property that provides right of survivorship and is available only to a married couple.

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You may want to try and file for tenancy by the entirety after you have gotten married if that will be better.

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Stephanie's nephew was unable to inherit his late aunt and uncle's home downtown due to the tenancy by the entirety clause written in their will.

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Many people choose tenancy by the entirety to hold the title to property in the event of divorce, but for my grandfather it was a godsend so that he could take full ownership of his property when my grandmother passed away.

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