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Do I lose any rights if I put my trustee on my home deed so he can more easily getr property at my death (I'm 77). He gets the 400k home in the trust

Lawyer's Assistant: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Calif.,Aptos

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Trust has just been noterized (8th)

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He lives in Florida, a teacher,owns his own home,known for 12 years, very close friend,in constant contact

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

If you want the trust agreement to cover the property then you need to convey the property into the trust. That, or have the property conveyed into the trust in accordance with your will.

That would place the title to the property in the name of the trust and allow your beneficiaries to avoid probate.

Otherwise, it will remain in your name and be subject to probate on your death.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Property is in trust for succsesor trustee
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

The property must be titled to the trust for the trust to control and to avoid probate.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
My goal is to make it easy after death to give property to my son. Trust is in place. But he is in other state (Florida) i want to make transfer as easy as possible for him.
Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Thank you for the clarification.

The easiest thing to do then is to quitclaim the property into the trust, if it is not titled to the trust already. That will avoid probate and the trust will just continue seamlessly after your death with your son as the beneficiary when you die. It does not matter in which state he resides.

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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

You will want to run this by your estate planning attorney since, you have a trust for a reason, and to confirm there are not tax issues in transferring it to the trust.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
how do i quitclaim . he will be here next week
Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

You (or your attorney) simply prepare a quitclaim deed from you as grantor to the trust as the grantee. Then you sign it and record it with the county where the property is located.

Then it is titled to the trust.

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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Here is a link to a form deed:

QUITCLAIM DEED

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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Do consult local counsel, though, to check the trust and other estate planning issues before you start messing around with the title of record.

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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

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