Lake County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Forms (California)

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Affidavit of Surviving Spouse

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Included Forms

All Lake County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form

Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/1/2024

Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Guide

Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last reviewed/updated 1/11/2024

Completed Example of the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Document

Completed Example of the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last reviewed/updated 2/16/2024

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by or Lake County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

After you submit payment you will see a page listing the Lake County forms you ordered with a download link to the pdf form file. You download the forms to your computer. You will also receive an email with a link to your download page in case you need it later.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Lake County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Can the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Lake County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Lake County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Lake County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Lake County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas Covered by These Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Forms:

  • Lake County

Including:

  • Clearlake
  • Clearlake Oaks
  • Clearlake Park
  • Cobb
  • Finley
  • Glenhaven
  • Hidden Valley Lake
  • Kelseyville
  • Lakeport
  • Lower Lake
  • Lucerne
  • Middletown
  • Nice
  • Upper Lake
  • Witter Springs

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.

(California Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Lake County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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March 3rd, 2024

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February 28th, 2024

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November 2nd, 2021

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July 13th, 2020

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Lucus S.

May 19th, 2022

I tried to do it myself by copying an old deed and ended up with a bunch of headaches (expensive ones) wish I would have used these documents first. Live and learn.

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November 10th, 2019

The packet was very comprehensive and easy to use (I had just one question that wasn't clearly explained). II appreciate that the forms are kept up to date.

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January 2nd, 2019

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Susan A.

April 23rd, 2021

The warranty deed form, the explanation and the example were well worth the price, as they gave me more confidence I was filling the deed out correctly. I cross referenced all of it with the county registrars website and the previous warranty deed.

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Sandra T.

May 4th, 2023

I hope this will address all I need to make sure my father is not being taken for granted by my siblings and a nephew and his wife.

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September 4th, 2019

I stand corrected. I received my report and it was exactly what I requested.

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December 11th, 2022

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November 3rd, 2020

The process was very easy and walked you through the entire process step by step. Also, outstanding that you get email updates when each step is completed.

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July 13th, 2023

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