Current as of: 2011
706.02 Formal requisites.
(d) Is signed by or on behalf of each of the grantors; and
(a) By specific reference, in a writing signed as required, to extrinsic writings in existence when the conveyance is executed; or
(a) Identifies the parties; and
(e) Is signed by or on behalf of all parties, if a lease or contract to convey; and
(b) Identifies the land; and
(b) By physical annexation of several writings to one another, with the mutual consent of the parties; or
(2) A conveyance may satisfy any of the foregoing requirements of this section:
(1) Transactions under § 706.001 (1) shall not be valid unless evidenced by a conveyance that satisfies all of the following:
(c) Identifies the interest conveyed, and any material term, condition, reservation, exception or contingency upon which the interest is to arise, continue or be extinguished, limited or encumbered; and
(f) Is signed, or joined in by separate conveyance, by or on behalf of each spouse, if the conveyance alienates any interest of a married person in a homestead under § 706.01 (7) except conveyances between spouses, but on a purchase money mortgage pledging that property as security only the purchaser need sign the mortgage; and
(g) Is delivered. Except under § 706.09, a conveyance delivered upon a parol limitation or condition shall be subject thereto only if the issue arises in an action or proceeding commenced within 5 years following the date of such conditional delivery; however, when death or survival of a grantor is made such a limiting or conditioning circumstance, the conveyance shall be subject thereto only if the issue arises in an action or proceeding commenced within such 5-year period and commenced prior to such death.
(c) By several writings which show expressly on their faces that they refer to the same transaction, and which the parties have mutually acknowledged by conduct or agreement as evidences of the transaction.
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