Currently, inheritance of a certain amount or value is subject to an inheritance tax. However, these regulations are changing. Look here for more information about when inheritance tax applies and any changes in the law.
Will my son inherit the house?
Will my son inherit the house? Q: I purchased a house with my married son several years ago for him to live in. My husband and I gave him the money for the down payment. Only my credit was checked when we purchased it. Both my son's name and my name are on the deed [...]
What to do with Inherited Property that is Leased
What to do with inherited property that is leased? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeQ0uX-Li4w Tenants, leases, and inherited property. What happens when you inherit property but it comes with a tenants? Are there options for handling with this lease? Q: My brother and I inherited several acres of commercial property from our parents. The land came with [...]
Inheriting Property with Siblings
Inheriting Property with Siblings? If you and your siblings are inheriting property from your parents or another family members, and everyone isn't on the same page about keeping or selling the property, you'll want to read this story. Distributing Assets Differently then Stated in the Will This week, we’re publishing comments and observations about two [...]
Is There a Tax on Cash?
Is there a tax on cash? What about a cash inheritance? How do I understand what tax my father-in-law owes on his cash? Q: My wife's father is close to death and he has moved all of his investments into his bank in the form of cash. He said that was done to help my [...]
Should Parents Split an Inheritance Equally? Not Always
Should parents split an inheritance equally? Not always. There are many reasons why you might not want to treat all children equally. Read more: Sign up for my Love, Money + Real Estate newsletter. Should parents split an inheritance equally? One of our readers sent in this question: Q: My mom is in her 90s, [...]
How to Manage Inherited Property Split Between Siblings
How to manage inherited property split between siblings. This reader wants to either buy his sister out or sell the property, but she refuses. Q: My boyfriend’s mother died several months back. He wants to either buy his sister out or sell the property, but his sister has refused his verbal requests to buy her [...]
Splitting Mortgage Payments with Parents
Splitting mortgage payments with parents. This reader wants to know how to minimize tax implications and how to protect their later inheritance. Q: I have been discussing assisting my father with his mortgage now that he is retired. We have decided on a 60/40 split of the monthly payment, and I’ll pick up the larger [...]
How to Take Out a Loan on an Inherited Home
If you want to take out a loan on an inherited home, finding the right lender and knowing your credit score can start you off on the right path. Q: My grandparents passed away years ago. Then, last year, my mother passed. My grandparents owned a home and I paid a title company to complete [...]
What’s the Best Way to Divide Inherited Property?
What’s the best way to divide inherited property? A little property value homework can help you decide the best option for your family. Q: How do I divide a real estate inheritance? An uncle died and named me the executor of his estate. I didn’t think he had much in the way or money or [...]
Are Transfer on Death (TOD) Deeds Smart?
Are transfer on death (TOD) deeds smart? This reader wants to know if it’s a safe way to avoid costly probate for children after their death. Q: I am thinking of doing a transfer upon death (TOD) deed to avoid costly probate for my children. Is this wise and safe to do? Would my heirs [...]