We are asked constantly about avoiding probate.  There are many ways to do this.  What works best for your situation is a very highly individualized matter.  Essentially there are two ways. Beneficiary Designations, including Transfer on Death and other similar tools; and Revocable Living Trusts Joint ownership of property also avoids probate provided it is…

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Beneficiary Deeds, which are sometimes called Transfer on Death Deeds, can be used to transfer real estate, or at least a partial interest in real estate, on the death of an owner, or sometimes the last death of multiple owners. They can be wonderfully efficient tools in the right situation, and provided they are properly…

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