Declaration of Homestead


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									This Declaration of Homestead is used by homeowners to protect the value of their
home from creditors' claims, lawsuits and bankruptcy. The amount protected varies
depending on the age, marital status, and income of the property owner. The property
must be the owner's primary residence and the owner must sign the document in front
of a notary and file it with the county recorder. This document contains the standard
provisions that are commonly included in a declaration of homestead. It should be used
by a property owner as a means of protection during times of financial hardship.
         Recording requested by:

  and when recorded mail this deed and
          mail tax statements to:

                Order No.:
                Escrow No.:

                  A.P.N.:                    SPACE ABOVE THIS LINE IS FOR
                                                   RECORDER'S USE

                      DECLARATION OF HOMESTEAD

I ___________________________, [PROVIDE NAME OF CLAIMANT] the undersigned, do
hereby certify and declare as follows:
1. I hereby claim as a declared homestead the premises located in the City of
_____________________, County of_____________________, State of
____________________, commonly known as: __________________________________
[PROVIDE ADDRESS OF THE PREMISES], and more particularly described as follows:

2. I am the declared homestead owner of the above-declared homestead.

3. I own the following interest in the above-declared homestead: ____________________
___________________________________________. [PROVIDE ANY DETAILS]

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4. The above-declared homestead is my principal dwelling. I am currently residing on that
declared homestead. I started residing at this dwelling on the date of _____________, ______,
and have continuously resided here since then.

The facts as stated in this Homestead Declaration are known to be true as of my own personal
knowledge.IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I/we have set my/our hand(s) this ______ day of,
___________________, 201____.

(Signature of Claimant)

{Instruction and Warning: Different States have varying rules and standards, regarding the
language required to make a valid Homestead Declaration, and regarding the protections it
does and does not provide. Users are strongly encouraged to obtain independent legal advice
as it relates to your own unique situation, in your own state!}
COUNTY OF _____________________)
STATE OF ________________________ )
On this _________day of ____________________, __________, before me, a notary public,
personally appeared ___________________________ personally appeared, who proved to me
on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the
within instrument, and acknowledged to me that he/she executed the same in his/her authorized
capacity, and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon
behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument..
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my notarial seal the
day and year first above written.
(Notarial Signature)
(Notarial Seal)

My commission expires: ____________

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