New Transfer on Death Deed: An Alternative to a Living Trust?

Q. I hear that Governor Brown just signed a new law that makes it easier for a homeowner to transfer a home, on death, to his name beneficiaries without going through probate or creating a trust. Do you know more about this? A. Yes. The new law (AB 139) creates a Revocable Transfer on Death… Read More »

Preserving Your Parent’s Low Property Tax on Trust Distribution

Q. My mom owned her home for 35 years before she recently passed. Her trust leaves it 50-50 to my brother and me.  I would like to keep the home by purchasing my brother’s interest for cash, and he is okay with that.  Is there a way that we can do this without triggering a… Read More »