My question involves real estate located in the State of: California
Spouse purchased our home before we met.
He recently paid off the mortgage, rec'd the payoff statement from the bank, and is waiting for the title paperwork to arrive in the mail.
I am to be added as co-owner with right of survivorship, but am unsure of what the procedure is.
Do we go through an atty, or is legal counsel unnecessary & we go to the County Recorder?
Also, is it true that if a spouse is not on the deed, & the owner spouse passes away...the owner spouse's blood relatives inherit the house?