How Should a Quitclaim Deed be Written When a Person’s Name Changes?

People change their names for personal reasons, for a return to a maiden name after a divorce, or at the time of a new marriage. Many times, a deed for real estate may show a prior name for a person who holds a stake in a particular property.

When transferring property using a Quitclaim Deed in a situation where a person’s name has changed, for clarity sake use the name as it appears on the currently filed instrument, but add the designation of “now known as”.

For example, the quitclaim deed could read “William Smith and Mary Smith (now known as Mary Jones).”

Get complete details here on Standard Legal’s Quitclaim Deeds legal forms software.