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Can my family friend...

Can my family friend deed a house over to me using not my legal name for example, instead of Linda Layla Smith (my lega name) it be L.L. Smith? on the deed? fi the person deeding it over to me knows who I am and is ok with it?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No

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Thats it

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Hi. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed California attorney. I would be happy to provide assistance. Please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

Answer: The problem with the situation you have described is that you would have difficulty proving that you own the property. The property should be taken in your legal name to ensure that you can prove ownership of the property.

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