Changing a Name on a Real Estate Title Using a Quit Claim Deed

Changing a Name on a Real Estate Title Using a Quit Claim Deed

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Certain life events, like marriage and divorce, bring on name changes. When real estate is owned by a person who is changing their name it is good idea to change the name on the title of the real estate. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is with the use of a quit claim deed.

When using a quit claim deed to reflect a real estate owner's name change one should first make sure that their name has already been legally changed. When preparing the quit claim deed form the person changing their name would be both the grantor and the grantee. As the grantor be sure the deed uses the parties’ current legal names. References to “formerly known as” should be used to also display the name that is currently on the real estate title. Only the parties' current name need be used in the grantee section.

Once the deed has been prepared it should be signed in the presence of a notary public or other official who can acknowledge the signature. The deed should then be recorded with the land records or recorder's office in the jurisdiction (county) where the property is located.
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