Cape Coral, FL asked in Real Estate Law and Elder Law for Florida

Q: How long is a prepared deed date good for when prepared, signed, witnessed and notary and not recorde Can it be five ye

I want to prepare a deed, all free and clear. Dated, notarized and leave it with my will. How long is it good for without recording it at the county office? Ten years or after my death OK?

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Richard Paul Zaretsky
Richard Paul Zaretsky
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: How long is not your issue. The way you want to do it, the deed will never been valid because what makes the deed valid is actual delivery to the grantee during your lifetime.

Estate planning is complicated. See an attorney to get it done correctly.

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