My spouse passed away and we have a home in both our names. The will says that I get all of his assets. How do I take off his name and keep my name on the deed to be the owner?
1 Answer from Attorneys
If the house has both your names on it, the Will doesn't matter. All you have to do is record his death certificate, a Non Tax Affidavit and a Continuous Marriage Affidavit. A new deed is not issued. (Don't forget you also qualify for the widows/widowers exemption).
You may want an attorney to review over the matter to make sure this will work, and that it is done the right way the first time.