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Fort Lauderdale Deed Drafting Attorneys

Oakland Park Law Firm for General Warranty Deeds

Estate Planning Lawyers Handling Real Estate Concerns in South Florida

A deed is the legal instrument by which real estate property is conveyed. It is important that a deed is drafted carefully by a skilled attorney to ensure that it conveys exactly the interest it means to. Whether you are closing on a family home for the first time or regularly buy and sell commercial real estate, The Law Office of Miller & Miller, P.A. offers high-quality deed drafting services. We draft well-written deeds after carefully reviewing the details of the property and your particular needs.

Meticulous research may be needed to draft the appropriate type of deed for your transaction. The history of the property and its owners must be investigated to determine the strength of the existing deed and ensure that you are protected from any title defects. We strive to create deeds our clients can feel confident in.

Florida Deed Requirements

In Florida, there are three main requirements for a deed to be effective. First, the deed must be in writing. The seller or grantor must sign the deed, or have his authorized agent sign for him. Finally, two others must witness the signature and also sign. The attorneys at the Law Office of Miller & Miller, P.A. are skilled in drafting deeds that not only meet the requirements but are as firmly in your benefit as possible.

Pompano Beach Lawyers for Choosing a Type of Deed

Each type of deed used in Florida comes with risks and benefits. Only after conducting thorough research into the property and working closely with you to assess your needs, risk tolerance, and other concerns should the type of deed be chosen. Types of deeds in Florida include:

  • General Warranty Deed - This is the most common type of deed. The seller must promise that his title to the property is legally sound, marketable, and free from liens or debts. Should it later turn out that a third person has a claim, the seller will be required to defend the title on your behalf.
  • Special Warranty Deed - The seller only promises that the property was free from encumbrances or disputed claims only during the time he owned it. The seller makes no guarantee regarding anything that may have happened before he took ownership.
  • Personal Representative's Deed - When real estate becomes part of a decedent's estate, this type of deed is used during the probate process to transfer title to the decedent's personal representative so she can take control of the property for the purpose of settling the estate.
  • Quit Claim Deed - These are risky for the buyer. The seller makes no promises that his deed is good. A quit claim deed only conveys whatever interest the seller may own, if he owns it. These may be used if a title history is clouded.
  • Enhanced Life-Estate Deed - Colloquially called a "Lady Bird Deed," this type of deed is an estate planning tool that gives a specific individual rights to the property only during her lifetime, with remaining interest going to others named in the deed after the life-estate holder's death. These may be used to avoid probate.

Our attorneys will examine the particulars of your transaction to determine what type of deed may be best used in your situation. We strive to offer the most protected titles possible in all cases.

Contact a Broward County Deed Drafting Attorney

When you need a secure deed, trust the Law Office of Miller & Miller, P.A. Our attorneys are experienced in writing deeds of all types according to the individual needs of our clients. Contact us at 954-981-9301 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients throughout the Fort Lauderdale area, including in Broward County, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, and Pompano Beach.

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