Joint Ownership

If within the estate there are assets that were jointly owned by the deceased and his or her spouse, they are now jointly owned by the inheritors and the surviving partner, widow or widower. No single joint owner can sell a single asset or a part of it until the individual ownership has been conferred as a result of the liquidation of the matrimonial property regime and the sharing out of the estate. If a “contador partidor” is appointed , this can be done by the surviving spouse and the contador partidor.

Until this division is made, the relationship among the co-owners is as stated in after accepting.

Until this division is carried out, neither the heirs, nor the surviving spouse can dispose of the assets, so the appointment of a contador partidor is highly advisable.

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