I want to create a deed that becomes effective at my death. I created a an enhanced life estate (Lady Bird) deed. When I reviewed the document, it lists me as both the current owner and the new owner. Is this correct?
Yes. A life estate deed transfers property from the you (as the fee simple owner) to you (as the life tenant), with the remainder to pass to your intended beneficiaries at your death.
Example: John owns a parcel of Florida real estate. He wants to create a Lady Bird deed that transfers the real estate to Sue at his death. To do so, he would create a deed from himself as the absolute owner (owner in fee simple) to himself as life tenant, with Sue named as the remainder beneficiary. This format is customarily recognized by Florida title companies and is the correct format.