IF THE OWNER HAS PASSED
If the person listed as the Owner of your property has passed, then you will likely have to open an estate in order for you to record a new deed putting the house in your name. There are several steps involved in opening and closing an estate. Instructions on how to navigate opening an estate are available via the link below.
IF THE OWNER IS STILL ALIVE
If the individual(s) that is on the deed to your home is still alive, you will need to see about recording a new deed. There are only two ways to pass property. During someone’s lifetime, they can create a new deed for the property. After they have passed, it’s through opening an estate.
You will have to talk to the person(s) who are listed as the owners. If they are willing to put you on the deed to make you an owner, you will have to record a new deed.
In Maryland, a deed must be drafted by an attorney. If you income qualify, MVLS can assist you with drafting and recording a new deed.
IF YOU INCOME QUALIFY…
MVLS can assist you for free with drafting and recording a new deed. You can apply for services anytime online by clicking the link below or call our intake line at (410) 547-6537.
EVEN IF YOUR HOME ISN'T IN YOUR NAME TODAY,
YOU STILL SHOULD DO YOUR ADVANCE PLANNING.
Learn more about what it means to do estate planning, why it's important for every family and how to get free legal assistance