Holding title as joint tenants or as community property involves a multitude of issues to be dealt with. Here are two distinguishing features between taking title as joint tenants or community property, that most people are concerned with.
When title is taken as joint tenants and one spouse dies, the surviving spouse automatically receives the property. This is called a right of survivorship. (Although the property does not go through any probate proceedings, the surviving spouse must still file an affidavit of death of joint tenant to remove the deceased’s name from the deed.)