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The Legal Significance of Titling Jointly-Held Real Property

The Legal Significance of Titling Jointly-Held Real Property

A married couple buys their first house, and perhaps over the years, bigger houses with all the trimmings suitable for raising a family. What is the significance of how they hold title on their grant deeds? The short answer is that there are estate planning and tax...
Life Estates as an Estate Planning Tool

Life Estates as an Estate Planning Tool

A life estate may be an effective estate planning tool when the goals are to preserve a home for elderly parent(s) for Medi-Cal planning purposes, and to allow the elderly parent(s) to retain possession. In the absence of proper Medi-Cal planning, the family home...