Mary and George are a husband and wife who reside in a community - 8139

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Mary and George are a husband and wife who reside in a community property state. For 30 years, George has been the sole provider while Mary cared for the children and home. George dies, leaving a will that leaves his estate to their three children, now adults. How is the ownership of the house affected? 

 

A.   Mary and the adult children each own a quarter interest in the house.

 

B.   Mary and the adult children become tenant in the entirety.

 

C.   Mary owns half interest in the house, and the adult children own the other half.

D.   Mary owns the entire house, as the community survivor.

 

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Mary and George are a husband and wife who reside in a community property state. For 30 years, George has been the sole provider while Mary cared for