Florida Lady Bird Deeds are an increasingly popular way to transfer property ownership while maintaining control over the property during the owner’s lifetime. Also known as an Enhanced Life Estate Deed, this legal instrument is a simple yet effective way to avoid probate and transfer property to heirs without going through the lengthy and expensive probate process.
A Complete Solution for Drafting, Notarizing, and Recording Your Lady Bird Deed
At Florida Document Specialists, we offer a complete package of services to prepare, notarize, and e-record Florida Lady Bird Deeds, making the process fast, easy, and convenient for our clients. Here’s what you need to know about Florida Lady Bird Deeds and how we can help you transfer your property quickly and efficiently.
What is a Florida Lady Bird Deed?
A Florida Lady Bird Deed is a legal instrument that allows property owners to transfer their property to heirs without going through probate. Unlike traditional life estate deeds, which give the owner only a limited right to use and occupy the property during their lifetime, a Lady Bird Deed allows the owner to retain complete control over the property, including the right to sell, lease, or mortgage it.
The Lady Bird Deed also provides a simple mechanism for transferring ownership to the designated beneficiaries after the owner’s death. The beneficiaries receive the property automatically without the need for probate or other legal proceedings, making the transfer process fast, easy, and cost-effective.
Why Choose Florida Document Specialists for Your Lady Bird Deed?
At Florida Document Specialists, we understand the importance of protecting your assets and ensuring a smooth transfer of ownership to your heirs. That’s why we offer a comprehensive package of services to prepare, notarize, and e-record your Lady Bird Deed, all from the comfort of your own home.
Our streamlined online process allows you to complete the necessary paperwork and schedule an online notary appointment at your convenience. Our notaries are certified by the State of Florida and have extensive experience in online notarization, ensuring that your Lady Bird Deed is executed correctly and legally.
We also offer e-recording services, which allow us to record your Lady Bird Deed directly with the appropriate county clerk’s office, saving you time and hassle. Our team will handle all the paperwork and ensure that your Lady Bird Deed is recorded promptly and accurately.
A Florida Lady Bird Deed is a simple yet effective way to transfer property ownership while maintaining control over the property during your lifetime. At Florida Document Specialists, we offer a complete package of services to prepare, notarize, and e-record your Lady Bird Deed, making the process fast, easy, and convenient. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you protect your assets and ensure a smooth transfer of ownership to your heirs.
Frequently Asked Questions
The main purpose of a Florida Lady Bird Deed is to transfer real property to designated beneficiaries without going through the probate process, making it a simple and efficient estate planning tool.
Yes! We can e-Record Lady Bird deeds in most Florida counties.
If you decide against having us electronically record your Enhanced Life Estate Deed (Lady Bird) on your behalf, you will need to bring the deed to the county clerk's office in the county where the property is situated. Provide the deed to the clerk, along with the required recording fee.
Remote Online Notarization, often referred to as "RON," is a fully online notary system that allows documents to be signed and notarized via the internet using a webcam and microphone. Florida Document Specialists is a certified remote notary service in the State of Florida. By combining our online notarization service with e-Recording, you can prepare, sign, notarize, and record your Enhanced Life Estate (Lady Bird) deed without leaving your home.
If you cannot visit our Daytona Beach office and are not interested in online notarization and/or e-Recording, we can send your completed deed through email and US mail, accompanied by instructions on how to sign and record the deed independently.
Our e-recording platform will automatically provide you with a copy of the recorded deed, which includes the recording information stamped at the top. Additionally, you can visit the website of your county clerk of court and search for your deed in the official records. All deeds are part of the public domain.
Yes. Because the life estate retained by the owner(s) is “enhanced”, you can record a new deed without the consent or involvement of the remainder beneficiaries.
With a Lady Bird Deed, the property is automatically transferred to your remainder beneficiaries by operation of law, bypassing the probate process. In simpler terms, "it occurs naturally." One of the main reasons a Florida Enhanced Life Estate (Lady Bird) Deed is so popular is that it eliminates the need for probate for the property outlined in the deed. This advantage allows you to convey the title of your home or property to your loved ones without imposing the burden of probate on them.
Regrettably, we cannot help with your legal questions about Lady Bird Deeds. As a non-attorney document preparation company, we are not a law firm, and none of our team members are lawyers. Consequently, we are not qualified to provide legal advice regarding your decision to create an Enhanced Life Estate (Lady Bird) Deed. If you have questions that cannot be answered using the publicly accessible information provided here, we recommend consulting an attorney experienced in probate and estate planning matters. However, if you have determined that an Enhanced Life Estate Deed is suitable for your needs after conducting thorough research and due diligence, we can assist in preparing, executing, and recording the deed for you. You may also find helpful information by visiting this well-known website.
The main difference is that you will be working personally with a document specialist, not a computer.
Numerous out-of-state websites provide automated deed preparation and downloads, typically offering downloadable forms for wills, trusts, divorces, and other commonly used documents. Each month, we assist dozens of clients who initially opted for these services, only to have us retype the unworkable results they received.
These websites often lack a contact phone number. Keep Benjamin Franklin’s words in mind: “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”
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