If avoiding probate is your primary goal, then you can achieve that simply by having a living trust, the most effective way to avoid probate. With a living trust, you control how your estate will be distributed, how it will be managed if you do not have the capacity, and finally what happens to your estate when you pass on.
Reena Gulati Blog
I can’t tell you how often I ask my clients and they don’t remember when the last time was, they checked their beneficiary designations on their assets or their “Transfer On Death” and “Paid On Death” designations on the bank accounts and their brokerage accounts.
Congratulations! You are purchasing your first home. It's exciting. Maybe you have been waiting for this for a longtime. You have spent several weeks, months, years looking for a house. It's the single most important and maybe the most expensive asset in your portfolio. Now you need to invest your time in getting the right team in place. So you made an offer and it was accepted what next? Here are three steps you must take to protect your most valuable asset.