Thanks for your question. First, if you need a copy of the deed to your home, it's very easy to get one by going to the County Recorders Office, viewing the form you need and then requesting a copy for yourself. The office is located in San Jose in the County Building on the first floor. The process takes about 30-40 minutes so park in the building parking lot if you can, and there is a cost for each page of any form you request, so bring money.
As to transferring title on your home from you, as a person, to a trust, this is best handled by a qualified estate attorney. There are several different forms of trust, and wording on the deed can be critical to ensuring proper transfer. As agents, we are not qualified to provide you with legal advice or wording for your form. If you need a real estate attorney, contact Cappy Meyers, attorney, here is San Jose.
Do NOT go to the title company to ask them to do this for you. While the title company will often do little things like deeds for us, as real estate agents who provide them with regular business, they most definitely will not do such work for private individuals. Again, title companies do not and will not render legal advice to you, including instructions on hor to word a grant deed or transfer deed. If you find out how to fill out this form from a qualified professional, you can take the form to the recorders office yourself for recordation within the county.
Best course of action, contact an estate attorney or Cappy Meyers for assistance.
Allison James Estates and Homes