Vacaville, CA asked in Real Estate Law for California

Q: Need info on wording for deed. 3 people owned house together and assumed it was survivor rights. However deed lists each

Deed just lists each name with percentage equally held. One passed away and we are attempting to refinance. Days away from closing title co now says we must go through probate. Attempting to determine what our deed wording means

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Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You are going to have to pay a lawyer to actually read the language of the deed, but from what you have posted, it is likely that probate will be required. Nothing you posted indicates the property was held in joint tenancy with the deceased.

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