Recurring proposals to make joint tenancy ownership generally available in Washington justify consideration of possible consequences of such a change from what has been the pattern of law since territorial days except for the aberration for a few years beginning in 1940. The absence of joint tenancies in general has probably put both the ordinary rules and the special complications of joint tenancy law beyond the ken of the typical Washington lawyer, hence a rudimentary summary of that law is desirable.
Harry M. Cross,
Joint Tenancy for Washington?,
35 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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