Q: My dad lives in Arlington Texas. He and my mom are joint owners of my home in Oklahoma. My mother passed away 2019.
They are still listed as joint owners of my home. Daddy wants to get their names off my home and put me on it. Or at least take moms name off and add me. My dad has it willed to me but I need it in my name to get homeowners insurance and homestead on my taxes. How’s the easiest way to remove my deceased mom and add me? He’s 87.
I’m sorry for the loss of your mother.
If the ownership of your home is as joint tenants, not as tenants in common, with rights of survivorship, your dad needs to file an Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant to get your mom’s name off of the title. He can then file a quit claim deed to transfer title to you and him as joint tenants, not as tenants in common, with rights of survivorship, or to you.
A: Your father filing a Quit claim deed would be your easiest and cheapest way.
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