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Death and Property Title
What do you do when your spouse or someone who is on title with you dies? Do you keep them on title or do you remove them? What is the benefit to removing them now vs later? So many questions, so little time! First, let me say that dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. It’s a very emotional time! Making any financial decisions at this time, in my opinion, is not wise. This is a time when you should be concentrating on dealing with your emotions, don't be concern about these issues right now. It’s not wise to make decisions when your emotions make you susceptible to other’s taking advantage of you. Just wait until enough time has passed and you can clearly see what all your options are.
Q. Do I need to remove the name of my deceased husband from the house deed before I can sell it?
A. Everything can be done in Escrow, as long as you have all the documentation necessary. The first document you need is a Certified Death Certificate, not the one that you get from the funeral director. You must receive it from the County Resistors office, it must be ... more
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