My mother of 88 has lost the deed to her house. The plan is to put the house in my name, but without the deed, how can we do this?
1 Answer from Attorneys
You can always get a copy of the deed from the County Recorder's Office. What you need to transfer title is for your mother to go to a lawyer and have a new deed prepared from her to you. There are also County and State transfer tax statements that must be filed at the time the new deed is recorded.
She should not be transferring the house in place of having a Will. She should consult with a lawyer who also does estate planning. A deed is not a will substitute. She also should have Advance Health Care Directives, a Health Care Power of Attorney and a Financial Power of Attorney to completely provide for her Planning needs.
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