If you can't hire a lawyer, you just have to obtain a certified copy of the existing deed from the county clerk or recorder's office and review the following information contained therein: names of owners, legal description, address, and tax assessment number. Then, fill-in-the-blanks deed forms are usually available from online sources, a local office supply store or the county clerk's office.
In the document, the person transferring interest in the property is the grantor; the person receiving the interest is the grantee. Prepare the form by filling in the appropriate information, but don't sign it yet.
Lastly, go to the county recorder's office with the unsigned document and the identification documents of the parties involved in the change or transfer.
Let's make it a unanimous 4 for 4-----you must hire an attorney, preferably a real estate attorney who will let you know if there even is a way for you to directly obtain ownership of the property. You cannot just have your name put on the deed. The property does not belong to you even if you have been paying the taxes and making repairs on the house.
you have to work with a real estate attorney to handle this, since it involves the probate court.
if the property is in new york, i can have my real estate attorney take care of this. you can
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