Does a spouse have the right to property after signing a quit claim deed in California? Property and debts acquired during a marriage are joint property in California. This means that each spouse has equal rights and responsibilities in the marital home and any mortgage that’s secured by it. When a spouse signs a quit claim deed, he gives up all rights to the property.
Is quit claim deed legally binding in California? Quitclaim deeds (sometimes erroneously called “quit claim deeds” or “quick claim deeds”) are legally binding documents that do not require a lawyer’s time to fill out and file.
How do I remove my spouse from the deed in California? Obtain a Preliminary Change of Ownership form from the county Assessor’s Office. Fill out the form using information from the deed. Take the death certificate, change of ownership form and the affidavit to your county recorder’s office. Pay the required fees to the recorder clerk.
What does a quitclaim deed do in California? A California quitclaim deed form is a special type of deed used to transfer real estate without making guarantees about title to the property. A person that transfers property by quitclaim deed makes no promises that he or she owns or has clear title to the property.