Are your parents planning to give you real property? Will the property form part of the conjugal property in case the heir is married?
It’s normal for our parents to give us their properties. Usually, parents like transferring their properties to their kids when they are already old… and usually, the children are already married.
So what usually happens is itong lupang ito para kay Kuya, ito kay ate, itong pinakamagandang lupa kay bunso…But what if there is only one property to give away among many heirs and they all have spouses? Owners na rin ba yung spouses?
This is exactly the question of our reader Vi, HI VI!, and she writes:
“Attorney, My father intends to assign my sister and me as heirs of land he owns. However, I am already married, will it become a conjugal property? Would there be any legal conflict if my spouse and I decided to put up a structure on the land? Thank you!”
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One last thing... the law allows us to have many different ways of setting up our property relations with our spouses. We have the ACP all the way to complete the separation of property. It’s the 2020s. It’s now very much ok to have this “property arrangement” conversation with your partner even before you get married. In this day and age, practicality outweighs outmoded notions of sentimentality. Let’s use the law and the options it gives us. Consult your trusted legal professional and see what’s available.
So wasn't that simple? Now go make better choices.