A Quitclaim deed is a legal instrument that’s used to transfer interest in real property. The entity or individual transferring its rights is called the grantor, and, when all requirements are met, a Quitclaim deed transfers any interest the grantor has in the property to a recipient, called the grantee.
A Lady Bird deed, also known as an enhanced life estate deed, will transfer ownership of property automatically upon the death of the grantor to a living named individual or entity, usually without any further action needed except the recordation of a death certificate. This type of deed is a common tool used by estate planners to avoid probate without the cost of establishing a trust.
A General Warranty deed, in essence, is a type of deed where the grantor guarantees that he or she holds clear title to a piece of real estate and has a right to sell it to the grantee. This typically includes title insurance. This is in contrast to a Quitclaim deed, where the seller does not guarantee that he or she holds title to a piece of real estate.
A special warranty deed is a type of deed where the grantor provides a limited guarantee that there are no lien, encumbrances, or claims on the property during the time of the grantors’ ownership. This does not guarantee claims from prior owners during times that the grantor did not own it.
A correction deed is used for minor mistakes, such as misspellings and omissions, or to correct obvious errors in the property description by recording updated information on what was originally recorded with inaccurate data or records.
An affidavit of deed is a sworn legal statement attesting to a matter relating to the deed of ownership, typically for property. These documents are filed with county courthouses who maintain property records in order to keep these accurate and up-to-date.
An Enhanced Life Estate Deed, often called a "Lady Bird Deed," allows property owners to retain control over their property until death, then automatically transfer it to a designated beneficiary, bypassing probate, which can result in significant savings.
Our real estate attorneys provide a quick, 15-minute consultation by phone or Zoom to make sure you choose the right deed and answer any questions.
After your quick attorney consultation, we start by reviewing the previously recorded deeds and begin drafting the new deed.
The deed is drafted and sent back for one final review. Once approved, the deed can be notarized by an online or physical notary and then sent back to QuickDeeds.com.
Once the deed is executed and notarized, we record the deed using our e-filing system as available. eRecording may not be available in all counties or states.
Features/Types of Deeds
Lady Bird Deed
General Warranty Deed
Special Warranty Deed
Affidavit of Deed
Guarantees on Title
No Guarantee on Title
Full Title Guarantees
Low (for corrections)
Low (affirms previous deed)
Allows life estate with remainder interest
Transfers any interest owner might have
Transfers title with guarantee
Limited title guarantee
Corrects errors in prior deed
Clarifies or confirms aspects of prior deed
Liens & Debts Responsibility
Avoids some future liens & recovery claims
Seller responsible for all liens & debts
Seller responsible for debts during their ownership
Common Use in Florida
Estate planning & Medicaid planning
Quick and no guarantee transfer
Regular sales with clear title
Sale with limited guarantees, often in foreclosures or bulk sales
To rectify errors in previously recorded deeds
Confirm or clarify details of a deed
Note: This is a generalized comparison for illustrative purposes. The nuances and legalities surrounding deeds can be complex, especially when state-specific factors come into play. It's always recommended to consult with a Florida real estate attorney to understand the specifics and implications of each deed type.
Get a 15-minute virtual consult with an attorney and Lady Bird deed for a flat fee of $350.
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Electronic notary and eRecording may not be available in all states or counties. Additional fees may be required to obtain resort or timeshare estoppels.
We prepare Quitclaim deeds, help avoid probate with Lady Bird deeds, and draft other common deeds.
Our real estate attorneys specialize in two key areas: Quitclaim deeds and Lady Bird deeds for Florida property owners. With Quitclaim deeds, we guide clients through transferring property smoothly, while with Lady Bird deeds, we help them avoid probate. Our dedicated team assists property owners throughout all 67 counties in Florida, providing valuable guidance on navigating the intricate probate process.
We also understand the importance of protecting your assets and avoiding the complexities and delays associated with probate. That's where our proficiency in Lady Bird deeds comes into play. A Lady Bird deed, also known as an enhanced life estate deed, enables property owners to transfer their property while retaining control and benefits during their lifetime. This powerful estate planning tool allows Florida property owners to bypass probate, providing peace of mind and a smooth transition of assets to their designated beneficiaries.
Our attorneys provide a quick 15-minute consult to understand our client's unique circumstances, review the prior deed, and then work with our clients to prepare a new deed. This process ensures accuracy and compliance with local and state laws. With our dedicated support, we help clients confidently navigate the complexities of property transfers and estate planning, protecting our client's interests and honoring their wishes.
Our attorneys offer personalized deeds, expertly tailored to comply with county-specific requirements.
Our attorneys understand that every county in Florida may have specific requirements when it comes to recording deeds. That's why we take a personalized approach to ensure your deed is expertly tailored to comply with county-specific regulations. Whether you're in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Brevard, or any other county in the state, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to navigate the unique nuances of each locality.
This attention to detail allows us to craft a deed that meets all the necessary criteria, ensuring a smooth recording process. From ensuring the correct formatting to including any required language or attachments, our deeds are fully compliant with the regulations of your particular county.
Our commitment to county-specific compliance extends beyond just meeting the minimum requirements. We strive for excellence and take pride in delivering a deed that not only satisfies the legal obligations but also reflects your intentions and preferences.
With our personalized service, we tailor the language and provisions of the deed to align with your unique circumstances, goals, and wishes. This customized approach ensures that your deed accurately represents your intentions and protects your interests in accordance with the county-specific requirements.
Protect your interests, always choose attorneys over form builders or cheap downloadable documents.
When it comes to legal matters like deed preparation, relying on attorneys offers substantial advantages over form builders or downloadable documents. Attorneys possess professional licenses, often backed by malpractice insurance, which safeguards clients in case of errors or omissions. This level of protection ensures that you are not left shouldering the burden of any catastrophic losses resulting from mistakes.
Experience is another critical factor. Attorneys specializing in real estate law have the knowledge and expertise acquired through years of education, training, and practice. They understand the intricacies of deed preparation, country-specific requirements, and potential legal pitfalls. By leveraging their extensive experience, attorneys can navigate complex scenarios, anticipate issues, and provide tailored solutions to protect your interests effectively.
Attorneys bear the responsibility of keeping their knowledge up to date. Legal language and regulations evolve over time, and relying on outdated or generic forms may expose you to risks. Even if a downloadable form appears to contain the correct legal language, seemingly innocuous mistakes can lead to disastrous consequences. For instance, a minor oversight in how property rights are conveyed might inadvertently result in the loss of valuable rights or trigger unforeseen tax liabilities.
When it comes to deed preparation, the old saying holds true: you get what you pay for. Attorneys offer unmatched advantages in this field, providing you with invaluable expertise and peace of mind. With their professional licenses, backed by malpractice insurance coverage, attorneys have the means to protect your interests and mitigate potential risks. Their extensive experience and up-to-date legal knowledge ensure that they navigate complex real estate transactions with precision. Underestimating the value of legal expertise in these matters is a costly mistake to avoid
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