Aestar – When does a deed become legally effective?

Subject: Aestar –When does a deed become legally effective?

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A deed is not effective until a valid deed has been delivered by the grantor and accepted by the grantee. For example, you must give the deed to your spouse and your spouse must accept the transfer. You must keep a record of delivery and acceptance in case that your unrecorded deed is challenged in court such as divorce.  Therefore recordation is a short-hand way of satisfying the requirement of delivery and acceptance. A recorded deed means delivered and accepted.


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Jonathan Kan, Licensed Title Producer/Notary Public

Aestar Settlements LLC

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Jonathan D. Kan, ESQ. is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals of Maryland in 2017. Mr. Kan graduated as a Juris Doctor of University of Baltimore School of Law, Maryland, in 2017, concentrating on criminal, trust and estate, and real estate laws. Mr. Kan has published the Aestar Blog since 2015. He co-founded Aestar LLC in 2013. Mr. Kan has been a licensed title producer, settlement agent, and notary public serving the Maryland and Virginia states since 2013.

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