Drafting a Will in Wills, Trusts, and Estates Posted October 10 · Report reply Once the TOD's are recorded, the houses don't have to be mentioned in the will because they will no longer belong to you (your estate) at the moment of your death. By law they will automatically be owned by the transferee at that moment. 6 hours ago, Karen in Cleveland OH said: When the attorney drafted the will, the only language in the document specifies that all my real and personal property is willed to my spouse, and if he predeceases me, all of my real and personal property goes to my daughter. In addition to the risk of my death before the TOD is recorded, there will be an instrument (the will) out there saying my spouse inherits everything I suggest you change that wording to omit "real property" and just have the will address personal property. Then, when you have signed the documents, pick them up and take them with you. Take the TOD's to the county recorder and record them yourself while you still have the will in your possession. 5 hours ago, Karen in Cleveland OH said: He seemed angry that I was bothering him - Well, TS on him. You're paying him good money for his services. He works for you. He should be cheerfully addressing your issues. If it takes more work, you can be sure he will bill you for it.