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Do I still have ownership in a proerty if someone wants me

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Do I still have ownership in a proerty if someone wants me to sign a quit claim deed?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  J.Hazelbaker replied 5 years ago.

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No. Under Missouri law, as soon as you sign the quit claim deed and deliver it to the grantee, you cease to have ownership in the property.

A quit claim deed essentially says "I don't know what or how much of this property I own, but I give anything I do own to you".

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
How do I find out how much of the property I own? This person will not tell me. I am afraid to give away something which I do not know.
Expert:  J.Hazelbaker replied 5 years ago.

You would need to contact the "Recorder of Deeds" in th county in which the property is located. They can search property records using your full name and they can assist you in a simply search of the current deed for the property to determine if you are on that deed.

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