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I am single and plan to buy a second home in Az, should I put

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I am single and plan to buy a second home in Az, should I put the title in my name and children to avoid probate. First home is in Wash. state.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Richard replied 4 years ago.

Good morning. You can do this one of two ways. You can put this into a living trust so that upon death, it is already in a trust with a provision for your children and therefore need not go through probate. Or, you can add your children's names on the deed as joint tenants with rights of survivorship so that it automatically passes to them upon your death.



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