Is it necessary to delete a deceased spouse's name?

Generally, no, if the property was held jointly by husband and wife as tenants by entireties removing a deceased spouse's name is not necessary. If or when the survivor sells or mortgages the property, the new deed would simply explain that the other spouse is deceased.  You should consult your attorney.

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1. How much does recording a deed cost?
2. How do I replace a lost deed?
3. How do I know exactly what information should be placed on my deed?
4. Does the Recorder of Deeds Office have my original deed? I paid off my mortgage, where is my deed?
5. How do I change, add, or delete a name on a deed?
6. Is it necessary to delete a deceased spouse's name?
7. If a woman marries, must she change her name on her deed?
8. If I sell off a portion of my land, do I get a deed for the remainder?
9. If I build on my lot, do I get a new deed for the house?
10. If I find a mistake in my deed, how do I correct it?
11. How do I get the deed to my mobile home?