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STEP 1

INFORMATION FOR DEED

Please provide the information needed to prepare your deed. 

STEP 2

PAY ONLINE

You will receive an invoice for your deed via email.  Pay securely online. No account necessary.

Price $195

STEP 3

RECEIVE YOUR DEED

Once payment is received, your deed will be emailed to you.  Clear instructions on how to sign and record your deed will be included.

STEP 1

INFORMATION FOR DEED

Please provide the information needed to prepare your deed. 

STEP 2

PAY ONLINE

You will receive an invoice for your deed via email.  Pay securely online. No account necessary.

Price $195

STEP 3

RECEIVE YOUR DEED

Once payment is received, your deed will be emailed to you.  Clear instructions on how to sign and record your deed will be included.

Texas Transfer on Death Deed

Texas allows an individual property owner (transferor) to transfer their interest in real property using a Texas Transfer on Death Deed.  This deed is often referred to as a TODD.

The full name of a TODD is Revocable Transfer on Death DeedThis deed should be prepared, signed, and notarized before a property owner dies.

It is worth noting that the terminology of a transfer on death deed is different from most other deeds.

Keep in mind:  If a property owner dies without a TODD, there may be other options to transfer the deed of a house after death.  You may need two documents if this is the case.  An Affidavit of Heirship and a General Warranty Deed.

Transfer on Death Deed

The Transfer on Death Deed is not a testamentary instrument and it is not a will.  It does not replace a will.  You may still need a will for other property, bank accounts, stock certificates or financial funds.

When a TODD is properly prepared, signed, notarized, and recorded in the deed records, no probate is needed to transfer title to the property described in the deed.

Most importantly, not having to go to probate could potentially save your family thousands of dollars.  Meanwhile, our fee to prepare a transfer on death deed is $195.

Good to know:  Since the Transfer upon Death Deed conveys property outside of probate, it avoids incurring costs to transfer the property to your beneficiaries upon death.

Under current law, it may also exclude the real property from Medicaid estate recovery. We make no guarantees, however. The law changes often. Contact your local Medicaid office if you have questions regarding Medicaid.

Beneficiary Deed

In some states, the TODD may be referred to as a Beneficiary Deed.  However, this is not the term legally used in Texas.

A TODD names beneficiaries who will own the real property at the time of the transferor’s death. You can name one or more beneficiaries. The beneficiaries can share equally or in whatever percentage share you desire to designate.

A beneficiary may be anyone or any entity, including:

  • A person or persons
  • An organization
  • An institution
  • A charity
  • A trust

Good to know: It is recommended that you name alternative beneficiaries when planning property deed transfers upon death. Should the original beneficiaries die before you do, the property will transfer to the alternative beneficiaries.

Benefits of a transfer upon death deed

A good thing about a Transfer upon Death Deed is that, unlike other deeds, it can be revoked for any reason at any time prior to your death.

If you change your mind, revoke it.

Also, you can still sell or mortgage the property without involving your beneficiaries.

In fact, your beneficiaries do not need to know you signed and filed the Transfer on Death Deed (TODD).

Good to know:  With a Transfer on Death Deed you continue to be entitled to claim any tax exemptions you may be receiving.

There are many tax exemptions available in Texas, including:

General Residence Homestead • Age 65 or Older Exemption • Age 55 or Older Surviving Spouse of individual who qualified for Age 65 or Older Exemption • Disabled Person Exemption • 100% Disabled Veteran or Surviving Spouse of Disabled Veteran who received the 100% Disabled Veteran’s Exemption • Donated Residence Homestead of Partially Disabled Veteran or Surviving Spouse of Disabled Veteran who qualified for Donated Residence Homestead • Surviving Spouse of Member of Armed Forces Killed in Action • Surviving Spouse of First Responder Killed in Line of Duty • Partially Disabled Veteran or Survivor (not limited to your homestead).

Tax exemptions can save you money.

To claim your exemptions, contact your local Central Appraisal District.

At Texas Property Deeds, your deed or any other legal document will be prepared by a Texas licensed attorney board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Residential Real Estate Law.

Keep in mind:  The time to plan for the transfer of property upon the death of a loved one is before they pass.

With over 35 years of experience in real estate law, your documents will be prepared professionally and correctly.

Do you have questions about Transfer on Death Deeds?

Call and speak directly with attorney Scott Steinbach. 972-960-1850

Texas Property Deeds is a service of The Steinbach Law Firm.  The Steinbach Law Firm prepares all legal documents for any real estate transaction in Texas.

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American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
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Our service stands above the rest offering you:

  • Your document will be prepared by a Texas licensed attorney, Board Certified in Residential Real Estate Law.
  • All property records verified and confirmed.
  • Pay for your deed securely online.
  • $195 for most deeds.
  • Same day preparation.
  • As part of our service and for no additional fee, you may speak directly with an attorney if you have any questions.

Questions? Call Us!

  • Your document will be prepared by a Texas licensed attorney, Board Certified in Residential Real Estate Law.
  • Same day preparation.
  • All property records verified and confirmed.
  • Pay for your deed securely online.
  • As part of our service and for no additional fee, you may speak directly with an attorney if you have any questions.
  • $195 for most deeds.

Questions? Call Us!

Texas Property Deeds prepares documents for title transfers for any Texas real estate property.

Call attorney Scott Steinbach at 972-960-1850.
Email: SteinbachLaw@airmail.net

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