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Q: Can parent go ahead and sign her house over to her 4 kids now so that when she passess, will won't have to be probated

So when she signs house to us 4 kids now we won't have to pay for will to be probated?

Jeffery Butler
Jeffery Butler answered on Jun 4, 2015

The answer to your question is Yes. However, transferring the home now will cause income tax implications for the recipients because the house is being given as a gift and is likely more than the gift tax exclusion amount. But that will depend on the value of the house at the time of the transfer.... Read more »

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Q: Have copy "Last Will and Testament" that deceased gave me. A few days before passing his brother had it re-done

Is that legal......its not the money its the fact of how Lawyers can do that.....the same Lawyer that did the original one

Jeffery Butler
Jeffery Butler answered on Jun 4, 2015

The deceased could have made up his mind to change his will at any time, and had a lawyer that he trusted redo it or make an amendment. If you believe it was done under duress, undue influence, or if the deceased wasn't of sound mind and memory at the time the will was updated, you can... Read more »

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