Deeds and affidavits are used to change, add, or remove names on real estate. Changes to the title (ownership record) of a property must be recorded with the County Recorder where the real estate is located.
Adding or changing names: Sales, gifts, divorces, trusts
Deeds are used when the current owner agrees to add or change names on the title. Common reasons are the sale of the property, adding family members to the title to avoid probate, one spouse receiving the property in a divorce, or the owners transferring the property into a trust.