Lawyers changed their way of preparing deeds for homestead properties sometime in the nineties. It became general practice to set up deeds as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, and not joint tenants. Prior to that, joint tenants was the method of transfer. When property is left as joint tenants only with no designation, then the property goes to the heirs of the person who passes away first creating probate and title complications.
A simple revision of the deed while both parties are living can cure this issue. This is an important in the estate planning process. Give us a call today for a free consultation.