A real estate deed transfer is not difficult to understand, but it is not something you want to take for granted. When it comes to land and property, spouses usually have an ownership right. When a spouse passes away, the title automatically gently fits under the spouse's name so a real estate deed is not required since it happens automatically. This is by law and this falls under the survivorship deed.
The rights of survivorship are laws that are not the same from state to state. Any transfer of land that is not held by both spouses is directly tied to the will, intestate law or even a trust can come into play here. But, if the land is held jointly, then the following scenarios will not occur since a will will not matter--neither will a testament because the title will automatically switch over to the spouse.
If a spouse departs us with a will, the real estate that is not held jointly is delivered to the heirs corresponding with the spouse's final will and any testament he delivered. This situation usually unfolds like this:
Sometimes a spouse passes away without a will made out; this is where intestate laws come into play. In terms of the transfer of property, this is usually the order of operations: