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Do I need to add my wife's name to the deeds of my property?

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Do I need to add my wife's name to the deeds of my property?
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Customer: My wife and I are both in our early 70's and we are concerned if one of us should have a stroke or similar and all of our property will be seized to pay for the long term care leaving nothing for the other spouse.

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You don't have to as she will have an automatic entitlement as she is your spouse.  However, you can protect you home, if you put her on the deeds and ask your lawyer to remove what is called the "survivorship clause" it will split the house between both of you and will provide you with additional protection if someone requires care.

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I hope this information proved helpful.  You will find a local solicitor who deals with these matters on the law society webpage which is as follows;

https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/ (England)

https://www.lawscot.org.uk/find-a-solicitor/ (Scotland)

https://www.lawsociety.ie/Find-a-Solicitor/Solicitor-Firm-Search/ (Ireland)

https://www.lawsoc-ni.org/solicitors (N. Ireland)

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