How is a Survivorship Deed Changed to the Name of the Survivor After Death of the Owner?

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.

Each state and/or county recorder’s office may have specific forms or requirements.

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