Tag Archives: Probate

What is a life estate deed?

The short answer is a life estate deed separates ownership of real property between two different parties.  Often, but not always, the parties are the parents or one parent, and a child or more than one child, and sometimes grandchildren.   One party gets life time use of the property and the other receives the property...
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How does a Personal Property Memorandum work?

A Personal Property Memorandum is a separate writing in either your own hand or one typed and signed by the testator and two disinterested witnesses that addresses distribution of various items of tangible personal property and names the recipient of the gift upon the testator’s death. The document must exist at the time of the...
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