Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant
Joint tenancy is a form of ownership in which the tenants own a property equally and if one dies, the surviving owner automatically inherits the entire property without probate. If you have one or more joint tenants that has passed away, we can prepare and record an Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant to remove their name(s) off the Land Records at the County Recorders Office.
Example: John and Jane are married and own Black Acre Estates in Joint Tenancy. John has passed away due to illness and Jane is the survivor. Jane may now file an Affidavit of Joint Tenant to remove John's name off the title to the property. She is now 100% owner and may concurrently file a deed transferring the property from Jane to Jane. This is to make sure that there is an actual deed in Jane's name.