Many people want to be sure that their property will pass into the possession of their loved ones or specific people after death. There are many ways to do this, but perhaps one of the most optimal, quick, and inexpensive is to write a transfer-on-death deed form. In Arizona, this document is also called the Beneficiary Deed.
The document lists the names of people who will possess the property after the current owner’s death.
Although the fillable transfer-on-death deed form must use special wording and the correct legal language, drafting it is difficult, so we recommend using our form-building software. After that, you will need to sign and notarize it and then record it at the County’s Office.
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Using this form has several advantages over other similar documents:
For getting a quality form, you need to refer to the state laws. Below is the essential information you need to know to complete the document without problems.
In Arizona, this form is regulated by § 33-405 of Arizona State Law. By law, you can list multiple beneficiaries of your property.
The beneficiaries’ signatures are not required. However, the form must be signed by the current property owner (the Grantor) and certified by a notary, who must also be present at the signing.
The form is valid only if recorded in an office of the county where the property is located.
State law specifies the language that should be used in the form.
You will need to pay notary fees and filing fees. The amount differs from county to county.
Dully follow our step-by-step guide to complete the paperwork for satisfactory results. If you still have any questions, get legal advice from a specialist.
Download the document
On our site, you will find the current form for Arizona.
Specify a contact
Once the document is marked in the Recorder’s Office, it will be sent to the recipient. Therefore, you need to specify:
Enter the owner’s details
Start filling out the document by specifying the current owner of the property.
Indicate the beneficiary
Next, enter the full name(s) of the person(s) who will receive the property. Instead of writing “my son” or “my wife,” specify the beneficiaries’ names.
Describe the real property
Next, formulate what you want to transfer into possession after your death. Specify the address of the property and describe it fully.
Choose Plan B
You should choose one of the two options that will come into effect if the beneficiary dies before you. These options are:
Sign the document
Please provide your signature and full name in the presence of a notary public agent.
Fill in the acknowledgment
The notary fills out the acknowledgment, signs the document, and affixes the state seal.
Record the form
Submit the form to the Recorder’s Office of the county where the property is located so they can file it and send it back to you.
The process of filling out and signing the form will not take you much time. However, it will give you confidence about the future of your property even after your death.