Baltimore, MD asked in Probate for Pennsylvania

Q: When I pass and leave house to my adult child can I put in will that my sig other can stay in house indefinitely?

My child lives elsewhere and my significant other has children

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN

A: Hire a competent PA attorney to advise and draft a Deed. A simple Joint Life Estates/Remainder Deed might be appropriate here. Or a very good lawyer could specify Executory Interests, Conditions or even a Reverter, granting and habendum clauses. Remember the executed Deed takes effect now, not at your Death. Tax consequences should also be considered.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Contact an elderlaw specialist or an estate attorney, especially as there may be tax issues. Thorny issues are who pays municipal/boro taxes, school taxes, and what happens if they don't

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