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Tenants with the Right to Survivorship (Joint)


Term Definition Tenants with the Right to Survivorship (Joint) - a form of ownership where each owner has the right of survivorship.
Application in Divorce Called by one lawyer "a race to the grave," joint tenants with the right of survivorship means ownership passes to the survivors among the owners. For example, if John, David and Paul own a parcel of land as tenants with right of survivorship and Paul dies, Dave and John now own the land. Ownership does not pass to Paul’s heirs.

Compare Tenants in Common; Tenants by the Entirety.

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