My mother died a few weeks ago. We owned a property jointly. Both of our names are on the deed. She had no will. Can I remove her name from the deed? If so, how? Will her name be removed automatically after a certain period of time? Is there a deadline for other family members to try to get part of the property? I still live in the property and pay the mortgage every month. My name has been on the deed since we purchased the property 12 years ago. I live in Pennsylvania.