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California - Kern County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form

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Kern County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form Page 1

Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form - Kern County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 11/30/2017

Kern County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Guide Page 1

Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Guide - Kern County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 11/24/2017

Kern County Completed Example of the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Document - Kern County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 12/4/2017

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  • What is included in the download?
    • A fill in the blank form used to create your Affidavit of Surviving Spouse.
    • A guide that explains every blank on the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form.
    • A completed example of the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse to give you an idea of what a properly completed document looks like.
    • All supplemental forms that may be required by Kern County when recording your document.
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Areas covered by these Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Forms:

  • Kern County

Including:

  • Arvin
  • Bakersfield
  • Bodfish
  • Boron
  • Buttonwillow
  • Caliente
  • California City
  • Cantil
  • Delano
  • Edison
  • Edwards
  • Fellows
  • Frazier Park
  • Glennville
  • Inyokern
  • Johannesburg
  • Keene
  • Kernville
  • Lake Isabella
  • Lamont
  • Lebec
  • Lost Hills
  • Maricopa
  • Mc Farland
  • Mc Kittrick
  • Mojave
  • Onyx
  • Randsburg
  • Ridgecrest
  • Rosamond
  • Shafter
  • Taft
  • Tehachapi
  • Tupman
  • Wasco
  • Weldon
  • Wofford Heights
  • Woody

What is the California Affidavit of Surviving Spouse?

Transferring California Community Property to the Surviving Spouse

Section 100(a) of the California Probate Code states that when a married person dies, one-half of the couple's community property belongs to the surviving spouse and the other half stays in the decedent's name, ostensibly for probate distribution. For transfers occurring after July 1, 2001, California property owners gained the option to hold title as community property with the right of survivorship. By vesting this way, the remaining spouse acquires the deceased spouse's portion of the shared property without the need for probate (Cal Civ Code 682.1(a)).

The surviving spouse files an affidavit (a statement of facts, made under oath), along with an official copy of the death certificate, at the recording office for the county where the property is located. The content may vary depending on the circumstances, but it generally contains the names of both spouses, a formal legal description of the shared real estate, and the recording information for the deed transferring ownership to the couple, confirming their intention to hold title as community property. Note that the right of survivorship is not automatic with community property -- it must be written on the face of the deed. To alleviate any questions about the survivorship status, consider including an official copy of the recorded deed.

The affidavit should also confirm, among other things, that the co-owners were married when the decedent died, that there are no probate actions related to the property, and that the surviving spouse is submitting the affidavit to ensure clear title. A clear title is important because it makes future transactions involving the real estate less complicated.

Each case is unique, so contact an attorney with specific questions or for complex situations.

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