How do you transfer the deed of a deceased parent in NJ to surviving children?

When a decedent owned real property their estate must be probated for title to pass to the heirs. Also, the court must appoint a representative of the estate. You should seek the advice of an attorney who specializes in probate law for the procedure in your particular jurisdiction.

In NJ, either the executor or the administrator will sign what we call an "executor's deed" where there is a will or an "administrator's deed" where the is no will. This is to formalize the transfer of the property. It is important to know that the beneficiaries or heirs technically own the property as of the date of death rather than the date of the deed. This deed is a formality only.