What is an Affidavit of Survivorship?
An Affidavit of Survivorship is a legal document that can be used to claim property that you co-own with a person who has died. If you own joint property with someone who has since passed away an Affidavit of Survivorship helps you invoke your legal rights and take full ownership of the property. Sometimes a court will want more than a death certificate; an Affidavit of Survivorship might help you make a tough situation a little easier after the loss of a spouse, relative, or business partner.
When to use an Affidavit of Survivorship:
- You're owned joint property with someone who's passed away.
- You currently own joint property, and want to be prepared with the right documents