How do How do I remove my daughter from my deed after I added her

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How do How do I remove my daughter from my deed after I added her

I added my daughter to my deed and now I want her
name off immediately. I’m in the state of Maryland

Asked on August 16, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Maryland

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can't remove her: once you give someone something--including giving them an interest in property by adding their name to a deed--you cannot take it back. You could try to buy her out, but she'd have to agree. Or you could get a court order in an action for "partition" requiring the sale of the property, but then you and she would split the proceeds as co-owners. Unfortunately, this is what happens when you give someone something: they don't have to be reasonble or grateful, can do what they like with or about what you gave them, and you can't take away what you have already given them.


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