How do I remove the deceased name of my spouse from the property that we owned jointly?

To remove the name of the deceased spouse you will need to complete a document called a Termination of Decedents Property Interest (pdf). Directions for completing this form are provided. You will need a copy of the document that shows joint tenancy, life estate, survivorship marital property, vendor's interest, or mortgagee's interest and a certified copy of the death certificate. The recording fee is $30.00. You can purchase a certified copy of the death certificate at the Register of Deeds office, the cost is $20.00 for one copy and $3.00 for each additional copy. /DocumentCenter/View/171

Termination of Decedents Property Interest Form

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1. What are your office locations?
2. How can I contact the Register of Deeds office by phone?
3. What are your office hours?
4. What are you fees?
5. How can I obtain a copy of my birth, death, marriage, domestic partnership certificate or divorce certificate?
6. How do I remove the deceased name of my spouse from the property that we owned jointly?
7. How do I change my name on the real estate I own?
8. How do I change my deed so that it reflects my married name?
9. I have received real estate in my divorce settlement. What do I need to do?
10. What is the difference between Joint Tenancy and Tenants in common?
11. If there is a piece of property - what is the ownership?
12. I have been told I need to get a "Legal description" of my property. Where do I obtain that?
13. If one trustee of a trust dies, is it necessary to take any immediate action?
14. We recently paid off the mortgage on our home. When will we get a new deed showing that we no longer owe the bank anything?
15. I am considering buying a parcel of real estate. How can I find out what liens, if any have been filed against it?
16. What is probate?
17. Can we submit our documents for recording Electronically?
18. Where can I mail documents to be recorded by the Register of Deeds?