Reicherter v. McCauley, 283 P.3d 219 (Kan. Ct. App. 2012)

(80-acre parcel held in joint tenancy with rights of survivorship between two cousins; shortly before his death, cousin quitclaimed property to himself in attempt to sever joint tenancy; deed given to attorney for recordation; attorney mailed deed to county recorder’s office; cousin died one day before deed received and recorded; trial court decided on summary judgment that quitclaiming deed self sufficient to sever joint tenancy and delivery to attorney for recordation was valid delivery; appellate court affirmed holding effective delivery of quitclaim deed by joint tenant to himself, when there are only two joint tenants, severs survivorship and creates tenancy in common; deed was effective upon delivery to self, so actual recording after death did not bar conveyance).