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Indiana Transfer on Death Deed Beneficiary Affidavit

Indiana's transfer on death deeds are a useful way to convey ownership rights to property without the need for probate. The rules for claiming the property are defined in IC 32-17-14-26(b)(20). Primarily, the statute explains that the beneficiary must complete a transfer on death beneficiary affidavit containing specific details of the deed, present that affidavit to the local auditor to verify any transfer taxes, and then submit it to the county recorder who will enter it, and therefore the finalized conveyance, into the public record.

Beneficiaries listed on Indiana transfer on death deeds may use this form, which meets the statutory requirements, to claim ownership of the real property described in the deed.

Deeds.com Indiana Transfer on Death Deed Beneficiary Affidavit Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Monday April 15, 2019

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A. S. said: First, I am glad that you gave a blank copy, an example copy, and a 'guide'. It made it much easier to do. Overall I was very happy with your products and organization... however, things got pretty confusing and I have a pretty 'serious' law background in Real Estate and Civil law. With that said, I spent about 10+ hours getting my work done, using the Deed of Trust and Promissory note from you and there were a few problems: First, it would be FANTASTIC if you actually aligned your guide to actually match the Deed or Promissory Note. What I mean is that if the Deed says 'section (E)' then your guide shouldn't be 'randomly' numbered as 1,2,3, for advice/instructions, but should EXACTLY match 'section (E)'. Some places you have to 'hunt' for what you are looking for, and if you did it based on my suggestion, you wouldn't need to 'hunt' and it would avoid confusion. 2nd: This one really 'hurt'... you had something called the 'Deed of Trust Master Form' yet you had basically no information on what it was or how to use it. The only information you had was a small section at the top of the 'Short Form Deed of Trust Guide'. Holy Cow, was that 'section' super confusing. I still don't know if I did it correctly, but your guide says only put a return address on it and leave the rest of the 16 or so page Deed of Trust beneath it blank... and then include your 'Deed of Trust' (I had to assume the short form deed that I had just created) as part of it. I had to assume that I had to print off the entire 17 page or so title page and blank deed. I also had to assume that the promissory note was supposed to be EXHIBIT A or B on the Short Form Deed. It would be great if someone would take a serious look at that short section in your 'Short Form Deed of Trust Guide' and realize that those of us using your products are seriously turning this into a county clerk to file and that most of us, probably already have a property that has an existing Deed... or at least can find one in the county records if necessary... and make sure that you make a distinction between the Deed for the property that already exists, versus the Deed of Trust and Promissory note that we are trying to file. Thanks.

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Robert J D. said: I accidentally ordered 2 forms for the affidavit of death. I only need one.

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Indiana Transfer on Death Deed Beneficiary Affidavit Form