Death of a Joint Owner (Michigan)

By Matthew A. Quick Pursuant to Michigan Land Title Standard 6.12, when joint ownership has been created, all of the joint owners are required to join in a transfer in order to convey full marketable title. In the event one of the joint owners has passed prior to joining in a transfer, his or her name should be noted in the conveyancing document as deceased and a certified certificate of death must accompany the deed.