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My spouse and zi executed a Beneficiary Deed many years ago.

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My spouse and zi executed a Beneficiary Deed many years ago. I am snout to have judgmrntmm

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Missouri, and I want to know if that real estate is protected from judgments on me alone. And vehicles in joint names.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken so far?

By my creditors? Nothing at this point but will be. Our only income is Social Security.

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Just that don't want to take bankruptcy if my creditors can't attack joint property. He isn't on any credit cards

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Creditors here can lien any jointly owned property.They can cloud title and collect when you decease.You can transfer it here prior to judgment to protect it from lien collection.Otherwise a judgment here in Missouri is collectible against anything in your name or jointly owned in your name.Please don't shoot the messenger here.Just being honest.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have a Warranty Deed to my three daughters already prepared and ready to sign, just didn't know if that would protect the RE for sure. Will jointly held junker vehicles be protected also? I think that's my last question. Thank you in advNxe.

It would protect them get the out of your name here while there is time.Thanks

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