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?Thank you to everyone who answered. Is there any way I can find out whether a homestead declaration was filed with the tax collector? Is that a public record at the county recorder? Will the tax collector give me the document if I ask for it?