Exactly what steps can a married couple take to avoid Probate on their real estate property when creating their Last Will and Testament? And does living in a Community Property state affect those steps? Continue reading Can a Married Couple Avoid Probate in a Community Property State?
The short answer is one is just numbers (or numbers and a couple of letters), the other is a more descriptive ‘sentence’. Continue reading What’s the Difference Between a Parcel Number and Legal Description for a Deed?
Using a Quitclaim Deed, the property owner looking to add another person to a Deed should be named as both Grantor and Grantee. Continue reading How Do I Add Another Person to My Property’s Deed?
Generally, consent is required to add a person’s name to a Quitclaim Deed that is filed with the county of the property’s location. Continue reading Can Someone Add My Name to a Quitclaim Deed Without My Knowledge?
Perhaps an important “question to this question” is the following: is the intent to transfer only mineral rights to those beneficiaries? Continue reading How Do I Create a Deed That Gives a Property’s Mineral Rights to My Beneficiaries?
A Quitclaim Deed most certainly can be used to transfer the ownership of property from a named corporation to a new individual owner. Continue reading Can a Quitclaim Deed Be Used to Transfer Property from a Corporation to an Individual?
Yes, either a Quitclaim Deed or a Warranty Deed can be used to transfer the mineral rights held for a piece of property. Continue reading Can Mineral Rights Be Transferred by Quitclaim Deed?
Providing mortgage payments on a property is not the same as revising the Deed for a property, and it is a Deed that designates ownership. Continue reading If I Made Mortgage Payments on My Parents’ House, Does a Will Still Divide Ownership Equally Among All Siblings?
In most states, evidence of the death of a joint owner on a Survivorship Deed (i.e. a certified copy of a death certificate) must be filed with the county records office, along with an affidavit or other sworn statement indicating that the surviving joint owner is the sole survivor and now sole owner of the property. Continue reading How is a Survivorship Deed Changed to the Name of the Survivor After Death of the Owner?
To split an existing real estate parcel for transfer to new owners, the new parcels must first be created legally. Continue reading Can One Large Piece of Property Be Split Between Two or More Buyers Using a Quitclaim Deed?