You ask a very good question about wishing to add a partner to your property for the sake of ensuring that in the event something occurs your interests in the property are protected. My strongest suggestion is that if this is something you truly wish to do, is that you contact a real estate attorney that can ensure that the quitclaim deed is properly prepared and filed base on your particular circumstances so that it does not affect the title to the home in the future. Adding someone to title should not affect your homestead so long as this remains your primary residence. How the quitclaim deed can affect your mortgage would be something the real estate attorney can address with you. In addition someone to the title of your home you will need to consider any future estate ramifications, taxes , etc. I do know of a real estate attorney that also do practice family law and could provide the guidance that you seek. Please feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.
Lila Lopez, CRS, CDPE, e-Pro
RE/MAX Advance Realty
But you have to consider the followings:
Recording fees or taxes at the time of the recording.
You should read the mortgage for all clauses.
You should see legal advice for all other matter regarding a quick claim deed.