My friend''s mother is very ill and could be leaving us to be with her Maker at any moment. She has three daughters, two of them are married; everything is amicable amongst the daughters. She has no will, no trust, but owns her modest home in Kipsak county, WA. She would like to pass this on to her daughters, to be split between them, or kept, however they see fit. They would like to do this now to avoid probate. The mother, I believe, is waiting to get this done to go. They couldn''t afford to have an attorney to come out and do a trust and don''t feel she would be up to it. So I wondered if she could grant or quitclaim the property to them. I would suggest they prepare a quitclaim, but wouldn''t begin to know how to word it going to all of them. Do you think it would be possible to avoid probate at this point with a quitclaim or Grant Deed? If so, could I pay more and find out how to word it? We are in San Diego
Optional Information: Lemon Grove, CaliforniaAlready Tried: Just racked my brain. I worked in a law office for 20 years. The mother asked me to help get this figured out because she is tired and wants to go and I don't want to steer them wrong, but they can't afford an attorney at this time.
Thank you for directing your question to me. I am sorry for your circumstances.
Generally speaking and based only on the information contained in your post, the mother could Quitclaim the property to daughters if she is still competent. Here is a link to a site that can prepare and email the quitclaim deed to you - they advertise a fee of $15 for a state specific deed.
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