Legal Question in Real Estate Law in New Mexico

What does "sole & separate as joint tenants" mean

on a property deed? My property deed lists

my brother, my sister, and myself as "sole and

separate as joint tenents".

Asked on 9/18/10, 8:41 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Charles Aspinwall Charles S. Aspinwall, J.D., LLC

It means that no one on the deed is married. to someone else on the deed. NM is a community property state, so that is the language used to demonstrate that there is no marital relationship between the owners, and that if any of the owners is married, the deed does not include the spouse.

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Answered on 9/23/10, 5:45 pm

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