Do I need an attorney to file the quitclaim deed?

My husband was awarded the property in our divorce with the expectancy to pay the mortgage and file to have the property financed in his name. The property is in my name. If he cannot get it in his name, he is supposed to sell it. He says that he has found a buyer but that the house needs to be

Asked on July 7, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Indiana


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No you do not need an attorney to draft such a deed, or any deed for that matter. However, having an attorney least review it might be a good idea. And if you do it yourself, make sure that it is properly notarized and recorded with the county recorder's office.

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You don't need an attorney to file a quitclaim deed.
A quitclaim deed releases your entire right, title, and interest in the property to your husband.  The quitclaim deed is signed in the presence of a notary. The quitclaim deed becomes effective upon being recorded (filed with the County Recorder's office).

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