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Pennsylvania - Adams County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Forms

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Affidavit of Surviving Spouse
State
Pennsylvania
Area
Adams County
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Included Forms

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


Adams County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form Page 1

Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Form - Adams County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 9/1/2022

Adams County Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Guide Page 1

Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Guide - Adams County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 6/24/2022

Adams County Completed Example of the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Affidavit of Surviving Spouse Document - Adams County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 8/3/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

The Following Pennsylvania and Adams County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Statement of Value Form (Adams County Document)


Transfer Tax Information (Adams County Document)


Valuation Factors/Short List (Adams County Document)


Adams County Homestead Application with Instructions (Adams County Document)


Certificate of Acknowlegment (Adams County Document)


Valuation Factors/Long List (Adams County Document)


Jurat (Adams County Document)


Statement of Value (SOV) form (Pennsylvania Document)


REALTY TRANSFER TAX DECLARATION OF ACQUISITION (Pennsylvania Document)


Transfer Tax Information (Pennsylvania Document)


Valuation Factors / Short List (Pennsylvania Document)


Valuation Factors/Long List (Pennsylvania Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (Pennsylvania Document)


Jurat (Pennsylvania Document)


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 Pennsylvania or Adams 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 Adams 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 Adams 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 Adams County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Adams County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Adams County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Adams 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:

  • Adams County

Including:

  • Abbottstown
  • Arendtsville
  • Aspers
  • Bendersville
  • Biglerville
  • Cashtown
  • East Berlin
  • Fairfield
  • Gardners
  • Gettysburg
  • Idaville
  • Littlestown
  • Mc Knightstown
  • Mc Sherrystown
  • New Oxford
  • Orrtanna
  • Peach Glen
  • York Springs

What is the Pennsylvania Affidavit of Surviving Spouse?

Using an Affidavit of Surviving Spouse or Life Partner in Pennsylvania

The manner of vesting, or the way owners hold title to real property, determines what will happen to that property in the event of their death.

The three options available to co-owners vesting residential real property in Pennsylvania are tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and tenancy by the entirety. A tenancy in common and a joint tenancy are available to two or more owners, whereas a tenancy by the entirety is available only to married couples.

When co-owners vest as tenants in common, each one owns a separate share of the title. A joint tenancy with the right of survivorship means that, upon the death of one joint tenant, the deceased's interest in the property is proportionately distributed to the remaining joint tenants, thus avoiding probate. In tenancy by entirety, both spouses share 100% undivided ownership of the property. Similar to joint tenancy, when the first spouse dies, his or her interest in the property ceases, meaning the surviving spouse becomes the sole owner.

Pennsylvania property held in either a joint tenancy or a tenancy by the entirety vests automatically in the survivor(s) upon the death of an owner. This means that a deed is not required to transfer the decedent's interest. Rather, an affidavit of surviving spouse or life partner may be recorded in the office of the recorder in the appropriate county evidencing the surviving spouse's right to the decedent's interest. Such a document helps to maintain a clear chain of title (ownership history) and may be useful in future title searches.

Affidavits must meet standards for recording in the state of Pennsylvania as well as the requirements for affidavits pertaining to interest in real property as established by 21 P.S. 453, and requires the name, address, and age of the affiant, as well as a legal description of the real property concerned. Further, it states that the affiant was either the legal spouse or life partner of the decedent, and indicates that the supporting documentation -- the death certificate of the decedent and either a marriage license or a certificate of life partnership -- are authorized copies. The affiant makes the sworn statements contained within the affidavit in the presence of a notary public, declaring that they are true, correct, and complete to the best of his or her knowledge.

Each case is unique, so consult a lawyer with questions.

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