ADVANTAGES and LIMITATIONS to TITLE of REAL PROPERTY
The Advantages and Limitations of How You Should Take Title to Real Property Title to real property in California may be held by individuals, either Ownership or Co-ownership. Co-Ownership of real property occurs when title is held by two or more persons. There are several variations as to how title may be held in each type of ownership. The following brief summaries reference some of the more common examples of Sole Ownership and Co-Ownership.
A Single Man/Woman A man or woman who is not legally married. Example: John Doe, a single man
An Unmarried Man/Woman A man or woman, who having been married is legally divorced. Example: Joe Doe, an unmarried man.
A Married Man/Woman, as His/Her Sole and Separate Property
When a married man or woman wishes to acquire title in his or her name alone, the spouse must consent, by quit claim deed or otherwise, to transfer thereby relinquishing all right, title and interest in the property. Example: John Doe, a married man, as his sole and separate property