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Guide to Mechanic Liens for Real Estate in Ohio
Mechanic’s liens protect the interests of contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and laborers on construction jobs when work goes unpaid. In Ohio, a mechanic’s lien is a right provided under the state Constitution. Liens are available a...

Probate and Transferring a Decedent’s Real Property in New Jersey
What happens to a person’s property after death? The decedent’s assets comprise his or her estate, and become subject to a legal process called probate. Titles 3A and 3B of the New Jersey Revised Statutes govern probate in the state. Probate i...

The Mechanic Lien Process for Real Estate in Texas
A mechanic’s lien is an encumbrance on an owner’s title, used to guarantee payment to builders, contractors, and construction businesses which build or repair structures, by using the property where the work was completed as a form of collateral....

Probate Transfers of Real Property in Nevada
Probate is the legal process of settling a decedent’s estate and transferring property to devisees or heirs entitled to receive it. In Nevada, probate proceedings are overseen by the district court of the county where the decedent resided at the ti...

Distribution of a Decedent's Realty in New Hampshire
Probate is the legal process of settling a deceased person’s estate and transferring the remaining assets to devisees or heirs. Title LVI of the New Hampshire Revised Statutes governs the probate process in New Hampshire. Property subject to pro...

Transferring a Decedents Real Property Interest in Nebraska
Probate is the legal process of distributing a person’s assets after death according to the provisions of the decedent’s will and the Nebraska Probate Code. Any part of the decedent’s estate that does not transfer by will is distributed pursuan...

Devolution of Real Property After Death in Montana
When a Montanan dies, probate is required for any property he or she held individually or as a tenant in common; property held in a survivorship interest devolves to survivors by process of law; property held in trust or with a beneficiary designatio...

Transfers of Real Property from Decedents Estates in Missouri
Probate is the legal process of settling a decedent’s estate and distributing his or her property to those entitled by the decedent’s will or by laws of intestate succession to receive it. In Missouri, the laws governing probate proceedings are c...

Oregon Construction Lien Waivers
Oregon’s Construction Lien Law is codified at ORS 87.001 to 87.060 and 87.075 to 87.093. Liens are instruments, recorded with the land records for the locality where the relevant real property is situated, that document the agreement between the...

Minnesota Probate: Transfers of Real Property
Probate is the legal process of settling a person’s estate after he or she has died, including distributing the decedent’s property to those entitled to receive it. Regardless of whether the decedent left a will, all property (real and personal) ...

Making a Mechanic’s Lien Claim in Virginia
In Virginia, a lien claimant may make a claim for a mechanic’s lien by completing and recording a “Memorandum for Mechanic’s Lien” document. There are separate versions of the Memorandum depending on whether the claimant is a contractor, subc...

Colorado Lien Waivers – What type should I use?
Lien waivers are a type of contractual document used to waive or “give up” a person’s claim to a mechanic’s lien. Waivers are usually granted on a quid pro quo basis, i.e., “pay me for the work completed up to this point and I’ll guarante...

Massachusetts Estate Administration Deeds
What happens to your property after you die? Most likely, your assets will be subject to probate, the legal process of settling an estate and distributing any remaining property to those entitled to receive it. All assets that do not pass directly th...

Maine Personal Representative’s Deeds
When a resident of Maine dies, it is likely that his or her estate will likely require probate. Probate is the process by which a property owner’s estate is transferred to the persons entitled to inherit it. All property which does not transfer thr...

Deeds Relating to Estate Administration in Kentucky
When a person dies, his or her estate is subject to court-supervised administration, a process referred to as probate. Probate enables persons who are entitled to receive it to inherit a decedent’s property, pursuant either to the terms of a will o...

Kansas Estate Administration Deeds
Probate is the court process by which a person’s assets are transferred to those entitled to receive them after he or she has died. This process, also called estate administration, is mandatory for all of the decedent’s property that does not tra...

Probate of real property in Idaho
Probate is the court-overseen process by which property is transferred to a decedent’s distributees and/or heirs upon death. A distributee is any person who receives a decedent’s property other than as a purchaser or creditor, and an heir is a pe...

Obtaining a Mechanic’s Lien on Real Property in Washington
In Washington, any licensed contractor, subcontractor, or supplier who furnishes labor, professional services, materials, or equipment is entitled to claim a mechanic’s lien. Every person claiming a lien must file and record a notice of claim of li...

Georgia Probate and Real Property
Probate is the legal process by which a decedent’s property is transferred to those entitled to receive it. All real property that does not transfer by means of a survivorship interest or a recorded transfer on death deed, or property held in a tru...

Conveying Real Property out of Probate Estates in Washington, DC
Probate is the legal process of administering a person’s estate after he or she has died. The Probate Division of the Superior Court oversees the probate process for residents of the District of Columbia. Assets subject to probate include any pr...

A Connecticut Land Deed and the Probate Court: Executor’s and Administrator’s Deeds
The Connecticut Probate Court oversees the transfer of a decedent’s property to those entitled to it in a process called probate. All property the decedent owned at the time of death must go through probate, excluding survivorship assets, assets he...

Colorado Probate: Devising, Distributing, or Selling a Decedent’s Real Property
When acquiring real property, it is important to consider your plans for the property following your death, and make estate planning decisions accordingly. Many factors determine what will happen to property in the event of an owner’s death, inc...

Real Property and Probate in Delaware
When a property owner in Delaware dies, the decedent’s estate must be opened in probate, with some exceptions. In Delaware, the Register of Wills – a division of the Chancery Court – oversees estate administration in the county in which the dec...

Illinois Mechanic's Lien Waivers
Under 770 ILCS 60, Illinois’ Mechanic’s Lien act, lien waivers are a type of document used between a contractor (including a sub or general) and a property owner to induce or encourage final or partial payments in exchange for forfeiting the clai...

Arkansas Probate and Inheriting Real Property
Probate is the court process of estate administration by which property is devised by will or distributed through laws of intestacy to the decedent’s rightful heirs. The estate administration process varies from case to case, depending on such fact...

Real Property and Probate in Alaska
What happens to an Alaskan’s home after death? The answer depends largely on how the decedent vested title and whether he or she took advantage of any estate planning tools available in Alaska. When real property is held by spouses as tenants b...

Conveyances by Living Trusts in Alaska
A trustee’s deed transfers real property from a living trust. Living trusts are estate planning vehicles created by a settlor during his lifetime. The trust allows the settlor to establish his intentions for how his assets will be distributed u...

Michigan Transfer Tax Exemptions for Real Property Transfers
207.526 Written instruments and transfers of property exempt from tax. Sec. 6. The following written instruments and transfers of property are exempt from the tax imposed by this act: (a) A written instrument in which the value of the consider...

Transferring Real Property from a Living Trust in Alabama
In a trust arrangement, a settlor transfers property to another person (the trustee) for the benefit of a third (the beneficiary). Because the trust is not a person, title to any real property transferred to the trust should be vested in the name...

Conveyance by Personal Representative in Alabama
Title 43 of the Alabama Code (Wills and Decedents’ Estates) governs estate administration and probate in that state. Probate is the legal process by which a decedent’s property is distributed to those legally entitled to it. When a resident of...