We would like to add my name to the deed with rights of survivorship to me. I checked with a real estate attorney and he is willing to do it. My question is this, can we do this ourselves? Is there some form that my dad needs to fill out and send in to Collin County? Would love to do this without paying such a large fee to an attorney. Thanks!
Curious as to what constitutes a "large" fee? It is worth a couple of hundred dollars to have it done properly. Additionally, the language you need to include is VERY specific.
You will be glad you spent a little bit to have it done right rather than pay a lot more during probate if you were to make a mistake.
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Can you afford to have it done wrong? If so, do it yourself. If not, hire an experienced attorney. While you consider your options, estate planning for your father and for you needs to be considered.
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