do I need to do a new deed or just take the death certificate along with a affidavit? this process is very confusing and the county cleaks office will not answer any questions
Your mother's name need not be removed from the Deed. You did not indicate whether you or someone else, the other "joint tenant", was named on the Deed, but there appears to be a right of survivorship, which allowed ownership to automatically pass by operation of law to the other joint tenant, so a new deed may not be necessary. However, circumstances, including whether or not your mother left a Will, and whatever other property your mother owned at the time of her death may influence whether a new deed should be prepared. Best that you consult legal counsel who can review the matter and advise whether an application to the Surrogate may be necessary.
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