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.
Learn about property estate planning including repair and maintenance duties. Is using a quit claim deed or an irrevocable trust a better option? Inheriting property saves more on taxes than signing a quit claim deed.
A woman is in a second marriage but does not have her name on the deed of the house she shares with her husband. The woman would not be protected if her husband dies, especially if she's not been included in estate planning. A good solution would be to use a quit claim deed to change the home ownership to joint tenancy with rights of survivorship or tenants by the entirety.
Is a quit claim deed valid when the signatory is deceased prior to the quit claim deed's execution? Can the notary who approved the signature on the quit claim deed be held accountable? Notaries' role in the quit claim deed process is crucial and it depends on state law.
A woman writes saying she was the personal representative for her son's father's estate. She does not live in the area of the estate and the judge removed her as personal representative. She feels the judge was not impartial in changing the personal representative for this estate settlement. She wants to know her legal rights concerning who is the personal representative for this estate settlement.
A homeowner received a home as part of an inheritance and wants to know how to put the home's title in his name. He also wants to declare the inherited home his principal residence and wonders how to do this when he owns another home in another state. How can the homeowner handle real estate tax and title with the inherited home?
A Florida homeowner asks whether she can avoid probate for her estate by using transfer on death (TOD) deeds. She wants to leave her condo to her son but does not want him to pay probate costs. Can she set up a transfer on death (TOD) deed so that her son avoids probate? Florida does not support TOD deeds for real estate but she can consult an estate attorney for help with probate laws and possibly setting up a trust.
When you sign a quit claim deed you relinquish ownership rights to a property to another person. If that person has you as the heir in his or her will you should get the property back. If you're not listed in the will, then the quit claim deed stands and the property goes to the heirs named in the will. To sort this out you'll need to review the quit claim deed and the will and possibly contact an estate attorney.
When you have real estate assets and you want to leave them as an inheritance to certain family members, it's crucial to do estate planning. Not having your wishes in writing can put the real estate (or sale proceeds) at risk of getting into the wrong hands. Thorough estate planning ensures that the people you want inherit your estate. Without estate planning, the laws of your state govern your estate when you die.
If a property is transferred on death the tax basis is the value of the property on the day of the transfer. If the new owner sells the property right away she will pay no tax. If the estate is larger than the current amount one can pass down tax-free, the estate would pay any taxes owed, not you.
When you sign a quit claim deed you're giving up your ownership rights to that property. If the person who has the remaining ownership rights dies, his or her heirs will inherit the property. Former spouses who sign quit claim deeds give up all rights to those properties. Learn about some possible inheritance scenarios after quit claim deed has been signed.