She's setting up her estate planning with a lawyer in Nevada where she lives.
answered on Feb 26, 2021
When she passes the house to you, it gives you a stepped up basis with regard to capital gains taxes. Her tax basis was what she paid but yours will be what the value was when she died (good for you financially). So you will only be taxed on any gain from the date of her... Read more »
I just started a company (a Delaware C-corp). It is worth basically nothing at this point since it just got started. There are no investors so far, so I own most of the shares in the form of restricted stock that has been early-exercised. The shares will be vested over 4 years.
I have a... Read more »
answered on Feb 9, 2021
One solution I have seen is to issue her non-voting shares. These will have 40% less value than a regular voting share because they have no control. That would allow you to give them to her at $25,000 per year without filing a gift tax return.
6 children, no will. Does oldest child automatically become administrator of any estate? If yes and other children wish to contest that appointment, is that possible?
answered on Feb 1, 2021
Being the oldest doesn't help. Someone petitions the Probate Court to be the administrator. If the siblings object then the judge will yell at them to find a solution they can agree on, like even a professional service.
I'm looking to purchase a property with my partner in the name of a trust to improve our privacy and create the framework for future estate planning. We're unmarried with no kids or other assets. Is it acceptable to have a joint living trust for an unmarried couple in CA? Does this... Read more »
answered on Jan 22, 2021
Yes, you can make a joint trust even if you aren't married. That is the best way to do things if you are together and want to take care of each other after one's untimely passing.
answered on Jan 21, 2021
I am not sure exactly what you are asking, but if when I transfer property into a living trust I write on the deed "Transfer to inter vivos trust per Cal Tax & Rev Code 11930". I put it near the transfer tax line.
Depending on the county, they may also want a Transfer Tax... Read more »
It looks to me as if he suffered during his death
answered on Jan 12, 2021
Start with Adult Protective Services. I have had great luck with them and they will refer it to the office it needs to go to.
My elderly neighbor's husband just passed, and she finds herself overwhelmed by paperwork, by legal matters, and so forth. She is getting quite on in years and has no living family. She offered to will me her home if I would become power of attorney on her behalf and helped manage her affairs.... Read more »
answered on Jan 5, 2021
The main issue is that it is not enforceable. Also, you are trying to take payment for something without calling it income.
My mother recently passed away. I have a will and a power of attorney signed by my mother. I am her sole survivor. The bank will not allow me to access her bank account saying that I need to go to the county and get a small estate affidavit and/or appointment papers as the... Read more »
answered on Jan 2, 2021
No. The power of attorney lost its authority when your mother passed away.
answered on Dec 30, 2020
Just go to the courthouse (the county Probate court should work best) and look it up on their computers. You should be able to search the Probate files with just the name of the deceased; if not the clerk can help you. Then look at the File and print up the Will that was entered into the court.
answered on Dec 28, 2020
If yo ualready have the trust, all you have to do is make a new deed and record it with the County Clerk. The clerk will charge you about $25 if it is your residence and $100 if it is not. If you want the deed written for you then it is probably about $250.
If you need the trust written... Read more »
What does my wife need to prove to the court and what is the best type of evidence for my wife to provide the courts to show the that her mother needs to be confined for her safety and the safety of others(her mother has he her liscenae revoked but still drives when she shouldn’t she stops in the... Read more »
answered on Dec 4, 2020
A Conservatorship is filed in the County where she lives. You can ask the judge for special powers to put her in a facility where she can be kept from wandering, but your doctor has to support it and the judge won't want to do it unless it really is the best thing for Mom; the same procedure... Read more »
answered on Oct 31, 2020
The husband can leave his half of the community property and all of his separate property to whomever he wants.
It won't matter for capital gains who he leaves it to though. That person, spouse or stranger, will inherit the property at a stepped up basis (erasing the capital gain... Read more »
answered on Oct 29, 2020
No. Absolutely not. The Trustee must follow the instructions of the Trust.
My father owns a house outright in California. I am the only child, and the house is in trust to be inherited down to me. My mother passed 2 years ago. If I in turn sell the house after my dad passes, do I get hit with capital gains tax?
answered on Oct 19, 2020
There will be no capital gains tax on inheritted assets, except on the gains since you inheritted the asset.
My mom passed 5 years ago. I am the oldest, I have 3 half siblings that are US citizens, i am not. Mom left no will. The house was paid for. No taxes are owed.
answered on Oct 13, 2020
If mom died without a Will (called dying intestate) then the Probate Court has to approve the disposition of her assets. Someone has to go to the Probate Court where she died and start the proceedings. It won't matter where you live. Her assets will be divided per the law which generally... Read more »
My father still has a small mortgage on the home. He already has a Will and Durable POA. He is interested in creating a mechanism such as a living trust by which his home and minivan can be transferred to me as his sole heir without the necessity of the property going through probate. His Will... Read more »
answered on Sep 25, 2020
A Living Trust will not solve the payback problem anywhere except California. In the lesser States it requires an Irrevocable Trust.
My single Dad passed away in June leaving 3 offspring in our 50's. My brother moved in with Dad several years ago due to no home
For last 3 years Dad needed care provided primarily by brother. Sister/me assisted 2 days/wk. After Dad died, bro claims Dad left all to him, discontinued... Read more »
answered on Sep 23, 2020
The custodian of the Will is required by law to "lodge" it with the Probate Court and start the process. The court appoints an Admiistrator and then supervises the distribution of the assets. It is kind of a long, annoying process which is why we use Trusts to avoid it.
If the... Read more »
Justia states the UTATA requires the trust also reference the pour-over will. What statement added to the trust would meet this requirement?
answered on Sep 21, 2020
I believe you are mistaken.
The UTATA allows a Pour Over Will but does not mandate any reference in the Trust. You can read the whole thing at... Read more »
My parents, who are in their 80's still paying mortgage on house. What is involved for me to pay off the mortgage and putting the title under my name so my parents do not have to worry about this anymore?
answered on Sep 12, 2020
If you move the house into your name while they are alive then you will give up a HUGE tax advantage. Right now if the house is sold, your parents have a big tax liability for all the profit they make on the sale (probably). If they GIVE the property to you then you carry the... Read more »
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