Deed with Life Estate

July 1, 2013

Ratner

A person's home is oftentimes the most valuable asset that they may own. As an estate planning and elder law attorney, I am frequently asked how a home can ultimately be transferred to a client's child or children without the necessity of probate or exposed to long term care expenses. One particularly useful and common document for this is the Deed with Life Estate. However, there are many issues that must be discussed and resolved prior to the transfer to ensure that the transfer is in the best interest for all those involved.

A deed with a reserved life estate is used...

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by: Todd C. Ratner

The Springfield Star, A Publication of the City of Springfield Department of Elder Affairs
July/August 2013