How do transfer a TOD deed?

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How do transfer a TOD deed?

My mother died and I was the only person on the TOD deed with her. How do I change the deed over into only my name? Can this be done by me or do I need to hire an attorney? What are the costs to do this? Also, I want to add other people onto the new deed.

Asked on August 18, 2011 Ohio

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

The "tod" also known as a "transfer upon death" in your situation where you were the only one on title with her on a piece of property is accomplished by you signing a declaration under the penalty of perjury that you are on title to the specific parcel with the assessor parcel number and common street address listed with the recording date when you were first put on with your late mother.

You should also mention the recording number of the prior document. You need to attach a certified copy of your mother's death certificate to the declaration and sign the declaration under the penalty of perjury of your state and have your signature notarized.

Your declaration needs to mention the passing of your mother, her date of death and that you are the sole surviving owner of the property. You then record the declaration on your property with your mother's certified death certificate attached.

It is best that you have an attorney assist you. Once this declaration is recoded, you can then deed interests in the property to others in a separate document.

Good luck.

 


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