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Subject:  Re: inheritance tax w/wife not on title Date:  10/11/2001  1:04 PM
Author:  scottfm Number:  54530 of 121175

Thanks for the comments. We live in Texas, which is, in fact, a community property state. I should have mentioned that initially. sorry.

From speaking with a lawyer friend (who lives in WA, not TX), it looks like the house is already considered joint property via the community property laws, though I'll have to do some more investigation as to what the specifics are here in Texas. This will undoubtedly wind up including a visit to a local estate planning attorney.
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