I have read that the spouse of a grantor of homestead property has to "join in" a deed of the property. Is that true? If so, when does this rule apply, i.e. does it only apply to certain properties that are considered "homesteads", or does it apply to all properties? If a homestead property is deeded without the signature of the spouse, what then? Is the deed void?
A deed is a written document describing a piece of real estate and documenting the transfer of ownership from one person (the grantor) to another (grantee).
The term real estate means land and items permanently attached to it, like buildings. This area of law deals with who has the right to own and use these items.