Name Changes in Deed and ABOA Correspondence
There are a variety of life circumstances that occur that may affect your property, sometimes for worse, sometimes for better. For example, a divorce, death, or marriage may result in your desiring changes to the way communications and statements from the Association are addressed. Since all correspondence from the Association must be sent to the owner of record, here are some helpful tips for making these changes:
A change in title can be filed at any title company for a fee. This would allow you to adjust the name of the person of record.
In the case of a death, the probate officer might have to adjust the name of the person of record for the surviving homeowner.
In the event of a marriage, you can add your spouse to the title by filing a quitclaim with the title company and giving your spouse a percentage (of your choosing) of the property.
In the case of a divorce, if one member gets the house over the other, the person who is not going on the deed will need to sign a quitclaim deed giving ownership to the other person. This can be done through the attorney or a title company.
Any changes to the title should be reported to the ABOA Property Management office and confirmed with a copy of documents. This needs to be done before any changes in name can be made to the account.
There might be other occasions where one would like to change the names on the deed. If so, we recommend you speak with someone from a title company or an attorney.