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Tips for Buying a House with a Boyfriend or Girlfriend

Ownership disputes among non-married couples are quite common.  These types of disputes typically lead to quiet title claims or partition claims depending on how the parties hold title. There are several important things to consider when buying a house with a boyfriend and girlfriend. The first thing to consider is how title will be held.  This is an important question because how the couple holds title can determine who obtains ownership of the property  in the event one of the parties unexpectedly dies.  Generally, a married couple would hold title as joint tenants or as community property.  With a joint tenancy when one of the title holders dies their interest in the property automatically passes to the other person.  In other words, when one person

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