How do I change my deed so that it reflects my married name?

This question is more complex then it seems at first. In its simplest form, you are not required to take any action. When you sell the property at some point in the future, simply indicate on the deed, for example "Mary Smith, nka (now known as) Mary Jones hereby grants, etc." However, there are many other details that affect the answer to this question. The most important of which is Wisconsin's Marital Property law. This law assumes that property used by a couple during the course of a marriage is jointly owned unless specified otherwise. If you wish to remain the sole owner of the property and do not intend to convey any interest in the property to your spouse, steps must be taken prior to and during the marriage to assure that this occurs. If, however, you intend for your spouse to share in the ownership of the property, there are a number of ways a married couple can hold title to property and each one has distinct legal implications. Depending on your financial status, age and other factors, a trust might even be advisable. As you can see, it is best to seek the help of an attorney to draft a deed that will accomplish your goals.

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2. How can I contact the Register of Deeds office by phone?
3. What are your office hours?
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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?
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17. Can we submit our documents for recording electronically?
18. Where can I mail documents to be recorded by the Register of Deeds?