What does direct and indirect mean on a recorded deed? 2 Answers as of October 31, 2017

My husband and I were given our house from his mother. The deed is recorded with her name and says direct, then our names and says indirect.

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S. Joseph Schramm | Joseph Schramm
"Deed Direct" is generally the term given to the deed book volumes in the Recorder of Deeds Office that list the grantor's name first in the pages of the volumes. "Deed Adsect" would generally refer to the deed book volumes that list the grantees' names first in the transaction. When you mention "Deed Idirect" this is probably the same as "Deed Adsect". It's a system of organizing the information to facilitate a title search for the owners of a parcel of real property.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 10/31/2017
Dessy & Dessy, a Professional Corporation | Ronald D. Dessy
The terms direct and indirect on a deed are meaningless.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/30/2017
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