You need either a quit claim deed or a warranty deed. you will also need the owner's (mom's) current deed to see how she currently holds title ie: As an unmarried widow, a single person, or the like. she must convey the property in the exact way she currently holds title. you also need her legal description from her current deed. it must be signed, notarised and witnessed by 2 individuals not having any interest in said property nor being related to either party. it must be signed by your mom in front of these people and she will have to provide a driver'd lic. Or some other form of identification. then the deed must be taken to your county courthouse and have it recorded in the public records. so, if you can do all of this on your own, no attorney is needed. if you have further questions or need some help...give me a shout. good luck.