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Affidavits of Death


Overview for Affidavits of Death

An "Affidavit of Death" is a document that verifies the identity of the deceased person as a property owner and implicitly removes their name from the property title. The Affidavit of Death is usually filed after the property owner’s death and before processing any other documents that will affect the property title. A certified copy of the Death Certificate must be provided at the time of filing.

We process Affidavits of Death for the following situations:

  • The deceased property owner held title as Joint Tenants.
  • The deceased property owner held title in a Living Trust.
  • The deceased owner held title as Community Property with right of survivorship.
  • A Beneficiary Deed a.k.a. Transfer on Death Deed was filed by the owner to distribute the property in case of death.

My Legal Depot makes it easy to prepare and file an Affidavit of Death. First, we will research the property title and prepare the Affidavit of Death including any required ancillary forms. After notarizing the required signatures, we will file the documents with the County Recorder.

Preparing an Affidavit of Death can be time consuming and expensive. My Legal Depot's staff has experience in preparing and filing thousands of Affidavits. Let us prepare and file your legal documents promptly and accurately at affordable rates. Click Here for more information about Affidavits of Death.

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