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Grant Deed Preparation

It can be overwhelming when you need to add or remove an owner from title, transfer property into your Living Trust or business entity, or correct a real property deed. The Law Office of Jessica R. Ward provides real estate deed preparation with ancillary documents, signing services and recordation with the appropriate County. The Law Office of Jessica R. Ward will counsel you on your unique situation, the potential consequences of recording a new deed, and will ensure the legal description of your property is accurate. Further, we will pull your most recent deed to confirm the most recent vesting on your property.

The Law Office of Jessica R. Ward, wants to make sure the process moves along seamlessly for you. Below are some of the types of deeds that we routinely prepare for our clients. If you have more specific questions or would like to set up an appointment, contact us today at (925) 459-1777 to schedule a Free 30 Minute Consultation.

Interspousal Transfer Deed

An Interspousal Transfer Deed transfers ownership from one spouse to both spouses, from both spouses to one spouse, or from one spouse to another spouse. This commonly occurs upon marriage, divorce, or other transactions between spouses. It is extremely important to speak with an attorney before transferring real property because there could be legal and/or tax consequences. 

It is imperative that the proper deed is used, along with the proper language and vesting, and the proper county assessor form is submitted at the time of recordation to avoid potential reassessment. 

Affidavit of Death of Trustee/Surviving Spouse/Joint Tenant

When real property is held jointly, depending upon how title was held by co-owners will determine what deed needs to be filed to perfect title. An Affidavit of Death will need to be filed when title is held by a Trust, a spouse who held title as community property with right of survivorship, or joint tenancy. 

Trust Transfer Deed

A Trust Transfer Deed is a must to get your real property into your existing Trust. To ensure the deed is properly prepared and recorded will reduce the likelihood of further legal action upon your death. This is called funding your Trust and if not done properly, it can have unintended consequences. 

Contact an Estate Planning Attorney in Contra Costa Today

Before preparing a deed on your own, consider speaking with an attorney who can explain the advantages, or disadvantages of recording your deed. Once a deed is recorded, there is usually no call back that deed. Recording certain deeds can have far reaching tax and legal consequences. The Law Office of Jessica R. Ward can assist you with your deed transactions from drafting all the way through recording. Contact us today either by using our online form or calling us at (925) 459-1777 to schedule a Free 30 Minute Consultation.

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