Jefferson County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form (Indiana)

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

Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form

Jefferson County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Jefferson County compliant document last validated/updated 5/2/2024

Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Guide

Jefferson County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Jefferson County compliant document last validated/updated 4/26/2024

Completed Example of the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Document

Jefferson County Completed Example of the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Jefferson County compliant document last validated/updated 3/18/2024

When using these Affidavit of Surviving Spouse forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Jefferson County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Jefferson County Recorder

300 East Main, # 104, Madison , Indiana 47250

Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday

Phone: (812) 265-8902, 8903, 8904

Local jurisdictions located in Jefferson County include:

  • Canaan
  • Deputy
  • Dupont
  • Hanover
  • Madison

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Jefferson County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Jefferson County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Jefferson County?

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

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 Jefferson County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Jefferson County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Indiana or Jefferson 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.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Jefferson 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.

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.

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.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

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

Married couples in Indiana may hold title to real estate as tenants by the entireties. This means that when one spouse dies, the other gains full ownership of the property by function of law, and without the need for probate. Use this instrument to formalize the acceptance of ownership rights conveyed when a spouse dies. Complete and sign the affidavit and submit it, along with a certified copy of the decedent's death certificate, to the recorder for the county where the real estate is located.

In order to gain full ownership, the husband or wife submits a completed affidavit of surviving spouse, along with an official copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouse, to the recorder for the county where the land is located.

This does not, however, remove the deceased's name from the deed. To accomplish that, the survivor must execute and record a new deed from the married couple to the remaining spouse only. After completing this final step, the public record and current deed will contain the most up-to-date information.

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

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Jefferson 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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