Lanse, MI asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan

Q: The seller of the property is US citizen living in a foreign country. What are the requirements for witnessing his

signature on a quitclaim deed for property in Ohio? May it be done digitally or must it be in person and in front of whom?

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
  • Howell, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You need to ask an Ohio lawyer rather than Michigan. Laws vary from state to state!

That said, there is usually some sort of apostile or notary in that foreign country that may be acceptable for recording in Ohio.

Please consult with an Ohio attorney to review the requirements and insure the Ohio deed complies with Ohio law -- the rules there are somewhat different and potentially more complicated than those of us outside the state would consider! (They have different title standards than most other states).

-- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.

I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice

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