Rome, GA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia

Q: Deed transfer in revocable living trust. Should it be in the trustee's name (me) or successor trustee?

I just had a revocable living trust made with me as the trustee & grantor. Next step is the deed. The legal office isn't helping me with the deed. Told me to either do the deed transfer in my name or my successor trustee. To avoid probate in GA, which is better?

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Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Senoia, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Property should be deeded to the current trustee for the revocable trust. Doing this properly (assuming everything else is correct) should avoid the need for probate with respect to the property as the successor trustee will be able to take charge.

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