Decedent: An individual who has died.
Deed: A deed is any legal instrument in writing which passes, affirms or confirms an interest in or a right to property and that is signed, attested, delivered, and in some jurisdictions, sealed. It is commonly associated with transferring title to property.
Descendants: An individual’s children, grandchildren, and more remotely related persons who are related by blood or legal adoption. An individual’s spouse, stepchildren, parents, grandparents, brothers, or sisters are not included. The term “descendants” and “issue” have the same meaning.
Durable power of attorney: A power of attorney that does not terminate upon the incapacity of the person giving the power of attorney.