Pre-Death Gifting- A Dangerous Probate Avoidance Method

Posted Posted in Beneficiaries, Estate Planning, Probate

Most people have heard of the nightmare that is California’s probate court, and in an attempt to make sure that their estate does not have to pass through the probate process decide instead to gift their assets to their children prior to death, either outright or in joint tenancy.  No estate, no probate- simple as that.  People will add their children onto the title of their real property, or even deed the entire interest.  They […]