Walnut Creek Real Estate Transfer Lawyer
A Knowledgeable Legal Team Serving Mountain View & the Bay Area
Real estate is extremely valuable, especially in the Bay Area. What’s more, its value and benefits extend beyond your lifetime. Understandably, you want to make sure that your property is passed on to your family in the exact way that you desire.
The Law Offices of Daniel L. DuRee is here to help you do just that. As a qualified broker, our Walnut Creek real estate transfer attorney can help you take the necessary steps to convey your property to your heirs. We pay close attention to detail to make sure the transfer takes place efficiently and legally, preventing any future issues for you or your children.
Call (855) 963-0987 today to set up a free consultation with our estate planning lawyer.
Real Estate Transfer with a Trust
If you own a home, you have the option of putting it in a living trust. This can help you prevent a costly and lengthy probate process upon your death.
Placing real estate into a trust involves several steps, including:
- Determining the current title and vesting to your property
- Drafting a deed
- Preparing a preliminary change of ownership
- Signing the deed in the presence of a notary
- Recording your deed
- Waiting for the deed to be returned
It is your responsibility to make sure that the deed meets all the necessary legal requirements to transfer the property into your trust.
Transfer of real estate through a trust may not be best for everyone’s situation. To find out if it is right for you, you should speak with a qualified real estate lawyer at our firm.
Transferring a Home in Probate
When someone dies in California, probate is required when that person’s estate is valued above $150,000. During the probate process, a real estate title is transferred from one owner to the next.
If you are facing probate, you might be frustrated with all the complex laws regarding the transfer of your loved one’s property over to you. It can be especially challenging if there was no will created. We can help you understand what is going on and ensure that you make informed decisions throughout the process.
The Law Offices of Daniel L. DuRee is here to help. Contact our Walnut Creek real estate transfer lawyer at (855) 963-0987.