The means of holding Title to real property in California can be done in many ways. You may think that the method doesn’t matter, or you may think you should just choose what you always have, but this is not necessarily true, as some new choices such as “Community Property with rights of Survivorship” may override the “Joint Tenants” choice that most married people used to take.
The choice of title can have serious implications in the event of the death of one of the persons on title, a divorce, or even a refinance. Although I am not an attorney and am not allowed to give legal advice, I can pass on this great article in the LA Times. You may also wish to consult with your tax attorney, CPA, or an attorney who is handling your estate planning to be sure that the choice you make is the best for you.
Read the LA Times article here: Picking the Best Way to Hold Title to Your Home