Tenancy by the Entirety Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethel conveys an apartment “to Lucy and Ricky,” who are husband and wife. Lucy and Ricky share the apartment as…
Choice 1 Tenants-in-common
Choice 2 Joint tenants
Choice 3 Tenants by the entirety
Choice 4 None of the above; a conveyance to more than one person is presumptively invalid
Ethel conveys an apartment “to Lucy and Ricky,” who are husband and wife “as joint tenants". Lucy and Ricky share the apartment as…
Choice 1 Tenants-in-common
Choice 2 Joint tenants
Choice 3 Tenants by the entirety
Choice 4 None of the above; a conveyance to more than one person is presumptively invalid
Lucy and Ricky own Blackacre as tenants by the entirety. In exchange for promising to give Ricky a big musical gig, Ricky promises to transfer his interest in Blackacre to Producer. Can Producer sue and obtain an interest in Blackacre?
Choice 1 No, because a tenancy by the entirety cannot be transferred without the permission of both spouses.
Choice 2 No, because a court cannot allow a creditor to obtain an interest in property owned by a co-tenant in property
Choice 3 Yes, because Producer is a legitimate creditor of Ricky’s
Choice 4 Yes, because a party may transfer an interest in a tenancy by the entirety
Lucy and Ricky own Blackacre as tenants by the entirety. On May 1, Lucy and Ricky get divorced. On May 5, Lucy dies. In her will, Lucy leaves her interest in Blackacre to Ethel. Who owns Blackacre?
Choice 1 Ricky
Choice 2 Ethel
Choice 3 Ricky and Ethel, as tenants-in-common
Choice 4 Ricky and Ethel, as joint tenants

 

 

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