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Missouri Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant

The process of removing a deceased joint tenant from a Missouri deed is fairly simple.

When two or more property owners hold title as joint tenants with right of survivorship, and one co-owner dies, the surviving owners share the decedent's interest in the land by function of law, and outside of the probate process.

Even though the transfer of ownership rights is, in theory, automatic, it makes sense to formalize the change in title. One way to accomplish this is by completing and recording an affidavit of deceased joint tenant document, accompanied by official copies of the recorded deed showing the joint tenancy and the deceased owner's death certificate. His/her name will still appear on the deed, but the records will show that the property rights were transferred to the surviving owner.

To remove the decedent's name altogether, execute a new deed showing both joint tenants as grantors and only the survivor as a grantee. For example: "John Doe (deceased) and Richard Roe, as joint tenants with right of survivorship, convey to Richard Roe as sole owner." Present the new deed along with the affidavit of surviving joint tenant or submit it for recording on its own at a later date.

By following this procedure, the survivor helps to maintain a clear chain of title (ownership history), which will simplify future transactions relating to the property. Missouri Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Wednesday March 17, 2021

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Shane T. said: The Transfer on Death Deed form package was very good. But like anything, could use some improvements. There is not enough space to fill more than one beneficiary with any level of additional detail like "as his sole and separate property" The area for the legal description could be a bit bigger and potentially fit many legal descriptions. Or it could be made to simply say "See Exhibit A" as is likely necessary for most anyway. The guide should indicate what "homestead property" means so the user doesn't have to research the legal definition. (which turns out to be obvious, at least in my state, if you live there, it's your homestead.) It would be helpful if an "Affidavit of Death" form were included in the package for instances where the current deed hasn't been updated to reflect a widowed owner as the sole owner before recording with only the one signature.

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Missouri Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Form