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3 Ways to pass Real Property to your heirs without probate

Posted by Ada Davis | Jul 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

A key way to avoid probate when transferring real property to your heirs is to jointly hold title with your heirs- with Rights of Survivorship. Through this arrangement, your share of the property is immediately transferred to your heirs when you pass away. All that is typically required to have the property transferred into their name only, is for your heirs to present a copy of your death certificate. 

You could also place your property in a trust. Placing your property in a trust completely removes that property from your estate. You still retain the right to use and enjoy the property during your lifetime, but can then designate your heir as the beneficiary to receive it upon your passing.

And finally, another simple way through which you can avoid probate, is to transfer the property into the name of your heir while you're still alive.

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Ada Davis

Counselor. Teacher. Advocate. Attorney Ada A. Davis is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. For more than fifteen years she has practiced law in the New Jersey and New York areas, including working as an associate at two big law firms in New York, NY. For the past nine years she has m...


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