A deed is a written instrument which, when properly executed and delivered, transfers ownership of real estate.
A grant deed is a form of deed, common in California, which contains implied warranties; the grantor has not previously conveyed the real property and encumbered the property. Other types of grant deeds are: Grant Deed – with Right of Survivorship, Grand Deed Interspousal with Right of Survivorship, Inter-spousal Grant Deed, Interspousal Transfer Grant Deed
A quit claim deed is used to transfer all ownership interest in real property that the grantor may have. A quit claim deed contains no warranties of any kind.
Trust Deed (Deed of Trust)
A trust deed is a written instrument by which title to land is transferred to a trustee as security for a debt or other obligation.
Terminating Joint Tenancy:
If parties hold title as joint tenants and one is deceased, the survivor may file an "Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant ". Other terminations of joint tenancy are: affidavit of surviving spouse, and affidavit death of joint trustee.
Affidavit Surviving Spouse Succeeding to Title to Community Property by Right of Survivorship:
Community property of a husband and wife, when expressly declared in the transfer document to be community property with right of survivorship passes to the survivor without administration in probate upon the death of one of the spouses.