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Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Jayboi(m): 9:44am On Jan 26, 2018
I can recall seeing a couple's house documents with both names on it but to me this seem odd. I believe its only the husband's name that should be written there but i can understand how things can turn up in the event of a break up, divorce etc and probably protect the wife's interest judging by the fact that some men can be reckless.
My question now is ....ethically whose name should be put on title deeds of properties acquired as a couple? Matured response pls
Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Nobody: 10:12am On Jan 26, 2018
donstan18 abeg come o
Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Oyindidi(f): 10:13am On Jan 26, 2018
Jayboi:
I can recall seeing a couple's house documents with both names on it but to me this seem odd. I believe its only the husband's name that should be written there but i can understand how things can turn up in the event of a break up, divorce etc and probably protect the wife's interest judging by the fact that some men can be reckless.
My question now is ....ethically whose name should be put on title deeds of properties acquired as a couple?
Mtcheeeew

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by donstan18: 10:16am On Jan 26, 2018
gloria34:
donstan18 abeg come o

How surprise will you be if I tell you that this OP don't even have any property? cheesy

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Nobody: 10:30am On Jan 26, 2018
donstan18:


How surprise will you be if I tell you that this OP don't even have any property? cheesy
its possible but its actually a disturbing point. i've seen couples living like strangers due to property ish

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Jayboi(m): 10:33am On Jan 26, 2018
donstan18:


How surprise will you be if I tell you that this OP don't even have any property? cheesy
All i ask for is for u to share ur view. u dont av to sound insulting.

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Jayboi(m): 10:35am On Jan 26, 2018
Oyindidi:
Mtcheeeew
pls grow up. all i ask for is share ur view

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Jayboi(m): 10:35am On Jan 26, 2018
Oyindidi:
Mtcheeeew
pls grow up. all i ask for is share ur view

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by donstan18: 10:41am On Jan 26, 2018
gloria34:
its possible but its actually a disturbing point. i've seen couples living like strangers due to property ish

Properties acquired by couples should bear the name of the couples, what's confusing there?

Like, a man works hard and together with the support of his wife to acquire wealth and properties, then you start contemplating if her name should be put on the title deed or not? , that's prolly selfishness and greed.

What if things later fall out between the couples, then the wife will go stranded? huh?

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by donstan18: 10:42am On Jan 26, 2018
Jayboi:
All i ask for is for u to share ur view. u dont av to sound insulting.
You know the right view brO, i'm sure you do.

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Nobody: 10:52am On Jan 26, 2018
donstan18:


Properties acquired by couples should bear the name of the couples, what's confusing there?

Like, a man works hard and together with the support of his wife to acquire wealth and properties, then you start contemplating if her name should be put on the title deed or not? , that's prolly selfishness and greed.

What if things later fall out between the couples, then the wife will go stranded? huh?

most times, its usually d name of d husband 'only', and when things go south, d woman is left with nothing

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by donstan18: 11:06am On Jan 26, 2018
gloria34:
most times, its usually d name of d husband 'only', and when things go south, d woman is left with nothing

OP, asked,
Ethically whose name should be put on title deeds of properties acquired as a couple?

@bolded, he asked acquired as a couple, I personally think both should be put.

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Jayboi(m): 11:07am On Jan 26, 2018
I believe that since both are married then marriage should protect the wife's interest.
its not that I'm against the wife's name being on the documents but trust should do. most Nigerian couples I know only av the husband's and its not as if the wives' dont av input in development of such properties.
i believe a more better one is putting Mr & Mrs before the husbands name now follows and not Mr & Mrs husband name and wife's name.
i stand to be corrected tho.

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by keepingmum: 1:12pm On Jan 26, 2018
It should be Mr nairaland landowner and Mrs frontpage landowner NOT Mr and Mrs Nairaland landowner NOR Mr and Mrs Landowner.
Because tomorrow god forbids the marriage packs up or Oga has married wife nos 2, wife nos 1 will loose out as the document never specified who the Mrs landowner is.....as both the first and 2nd Mrs landowners are infact Mrs landowners

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Evacroft: 2:41pm On Jan 26, 2018
this is such a big coincidence, this is what a colleague just shared with me now.
She found out that the land both she and her husband acquired states Mr and mrs then husbands full name,and her name is nowhere to be found,she asked her husband but he didnt guve any reply. She earns well and as started looking into properties for herself solely. Sometimes pple just teach u to be wise. And mind u the land rolls into chunks of millions.
If ur husband cant trust u enough to do a joint ownership of properties then acquire urs seperately with his knowledge.

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by ladycomfort(f): 2:59pm On Jan 26, 2018
Both nah cheesy

Except the man is a selfish thief or scammer angry

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by ladycomfort(f): 3:01pm On Jan 26, 2018
Evacroft:
this is such a big coincidence, this is what a colleague just shared with me now.
She found out that the land both she and her husband acquired states Mr and mrs then husbands full name,and her name is nowhere to be found,she asked her husband but he didnt guve any reply. She earns well and as started looking into properties for herself solely. Sometimes pple just teach u to be wise. And mind u the land rolls into chunks of millions.
If ur husband cant trust u enough to do a joint ownership of properties then acquire urs seperately with his knowledge.

The husband nah sharp guy o angry

Calling a thief her husband..... What if the husband marries a second wife cheesy

One chance

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Jayboi(m): 4:32pm On Jan 26, 2018
Evacroft:
this is such a big coincidence, this is what a colleague just shared with me now.
She found out that the land both she and her husband acquired states Mr and mrs then husbands full name,and her name is nowhere to be found,she asked her husband but he didnt guve any reply. She earns well and as started looking into properties for herself solely. Sometimes pple just teach u to be wise. And mind u the land rolls into chunks of millions.
If ur husband cant trust u enough to do a joint ownership of properties then acquire urs seperately with his knowledge.
thats serious.
i still think trust is key in marriage as long as its properly conducted by the registry. this will protect the wife even if the husband goes on to marry anoda. she will be regarded as the wife by law so i still think Mr & Mrs is just ok. the Mrs here is the wife by law.
Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Twoclans(f): 4:50pm On Jan 26, 2018
The document should carry Mr Joseph musa and Mrs Josephine musa.

This is because anybody can be Mrs musa.

When you have experienced good women been stranded as a result of marriage, you will know it's best you protect yourself.

The love between couples can be so sweet today nobody's knows what will happen tomorrow.

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Alennsar(f): 4:56pm On Jan 26, 2018
Hum! Well dis has been on my mind for long, my own view is this.... In nigeria a lot of family has rendered their son's wife penniless after his demise just because he owns it all but if your name is on d document you can equally fight for what is yours. Is not only about divorce jare.

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Alennsar(f): 5:00pm On Jan 26, 2018
Twoclans:
The document should carry Mr Joseph musa and Mrs Josephine musa.

This is because anybody can be Mrs musa.

When you have experienced good women been stranded as a result of marriage, you will know it's best you protect yourself.

The love between couples can be so sweet today nobody's knows what will happen tomorrow.

As if you're reading my mind. HBDLLP

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Jayboi(m): 5:11pm On Jan 26, 2018
I really appreciate u all for ur views. now i understand better.

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Prognose: 5:16pm On Jan 26, 2018
Three answers are available for realistic people.

1. If the husband is hardworking and the wife is lazy and irresponsible then the property should be in the man's name alone. He will be a better custodian of the property and if things go south tomorrow he will at least have the good conscience to take care of his kids.


2. If the husband and wife mutually understand each other and are hardworking but have worries about one or the other dying in future and other family members may be interested in the property- then they can buy the property as Mr and and Mrs Jacob Matilda ekuekuarhuwherenrhuron. Hence it is clear the land legally belongs to them. Note that this is done out of worry for other family members having an input. Many loving couples usually and mutually agree to having the man's name there alone without any qualms if they don't have family issues.



3. If the man is a layabout or an irresponsible fellow and the woman is hardworking then most likely she is the one who will acquire the land. Because it is a man's world (yes it is grin ) and no man will agree to have his wife get property without adding his name except she does it in secret or he didn't pay her bride price....she should make sure both their names appear on the papers. Then the receipts should bear her name only. This is in case things go south.


As long as this rule is followed, the prognosis for peace will be excellent smiley

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Twoclans(f): 5:43pm On Jan 26, 2018
Alennsar:

As if you're reading my mind. HBDLLP


Thanks alennsar.
Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Pubichairs(m): 10:30pm On Jan 26, 2018
Your mom's name..forever it will be safe..trust no bitch
Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by IMASTEX: 10:31pm On Jan 26, 2018
With understanding that should not be an issue. If there is not enough trust & love why go into the marriage in the first place. Couple simply means two in one. "Both"

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by ammyluv2002(f): 10:31pm On Jan 26, 2018
Mr & Mrs Okafor
Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by worldbest01(f): 10:31pm On Jan 26, 2018
Mr & Mrs
Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by seunny4lif(m): 10:32pm On Jan 26, 2018
Both names
Unless na only one party buy am
It's simple
Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by onosprince(m): 10:33pm On Jan 26, 2018
The father in law grin

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Re: Whose Name Should Be Put On documents of Properties Acquired By Married Couples? by Tohzara(m): 10:36pm On Jan 26, 2018
Which kind yeye question be this?

There's room for the inclusion of BOTH names, so why the need for this?

Ethically? What do you know about ethics? grin

That a woman's name should be excluded from the document of a property she partly owns is ETHICAL to you?

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