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My wife is a joint tenant with rights to survivorship with her parents. Her dad and mom both want to give up the joint tenancy and give her 100% ownership. Do they just need to fill out a quit claim form? Also, how would me as the husband get added to the house as a joint tenant

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Massachusetts

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Yes, it is as simple as the mother and father, along with your wife, executing a quitclaim deed in favor of you and your wife as joint tenants, with right of survivorship, and recording the executed deed with the recorder of deeds for the county where the property is located.

If there is a mortgage, you will need the lender's consent, as well, to change the title.

Here is a link to a form deed you can use as a template:

MA QUITCLAIM DEED

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