Lafayette County Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Form (Missouri)

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

Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Form

Lafayette County Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Lafayette County compliant document last validated/updated 6/12/2024

Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Guide

Lafayette County Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Lafayette County compliant document last validated/updated 7/11/2024

Completed Example of the Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Document

Lafayette County Completed Example of the Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Lafayette County compliant document last validated/updated 1/30/2024

The following Missouri and Lafayette County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order:

When using these Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Lafayette County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Lafayette County Recorder of Deeds

Courthouse - 1001 Main St, Rm 207 / PO Box 416, Lexington, Missouri 64067

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (660) 259-6178

Local jurisdictions located in Lafayette County include:

  • Alma
  • Bates City
  • Concordia
  • Corder
  • Dover
  • Emma
  • Higginsville
  • Lexington
  • Mayview
  • Napoleon
  • Odessa
  • Waverly
  • Wellington

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?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Lafayette 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 provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

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 Lafayette County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Lafayette County?

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

Can the Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant 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 Lafayette County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Lafayette County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Missouri or Lafayette 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 Lafayette County Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant 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.

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 DJT Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

Our Promise

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