Deeding a Home to Your Kids
For example, youd need the permission and notarized signature of each child whose name is on the deed to sell or refinance the property. It may also impact your real estate and income taxes, and jeopardize any homestead exemption.
With a childs name on the deed, your house becomes vulnerable to claims of that childs current and future creditors. Your other kids may resent the child who is named.
A better approach would be to make sure that your Will is up-to-date so that in the event of your death the value of the house could be equally shared by your children. Better still would be to hold the home in a Living Trust. (Read our article on Options for Distribution of Assets in Your Estate .) In any event, get the advice of a qualified estate planning attorney; your home is far too valuable to risk with a do-it-yourself approach.