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Legal Memorandum: Distinguishing Feature of a Joint Tenancy

Issue: Under Arizona law, what is the distinguishing feature of a joint tenancy?

Area of Law: Estate Planning & Probate
Keywords: Joint tenancy; Right of the survivor; Free of any claim
Jurisdiction: Arizona
Cited Cases: 256 P.2d 553; 75 Ariz. 311
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 03/01/2007

The distinguishing feature of a joint tenancy is the right of the survivor to take the estate free of any claim of a deceased joint tenant.  See Kleemann v. Sheridan, 75 Ariz. 311, 256 P.2d 553 (1953).

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