estate by the entirety

Definition of "estate by the entirety"
  1. Real property jointly held by a married couple where ownership of the entire property belongs to both individuals. Upon either partner's death, the surviving spouse automatically becomes the sole owner, bypassing any inheritance claims from the deceased spouse's heirs
How to use "estate by the entirety" in a sentence
  1. Upon her passing, through estate by the entirety, he became the sole owner of their house.
  2. As their family home was an estate by the entirety, it automatically transferred to the surviving spouse.
  3. Protecting their assets, they decided to hold their property as an estate by the entirety.

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