My personal will states that my possessions, money, and property are to be given equally to my son and my wife upon my death.
However, I was told that my house is an exception and still has to go to probate despite the language of the will. In other words, the house is handled separately from all my money and other physical property.
I can find no evidence to support this contention.
Is it true that my house is handled differently from my other property when I die?
Possible relevant facts:
- We live in the USA.
- We are legally married.
- My name is the only name on the deed.
- We both live in the same house.
- My wife and I pay the mortgage jointly.
- This is our sole and primary residence.
- Our son is a legal adult (18+).