How Can I Avoid Probate?

Probate is a long and costly process that most people would prefer not putting their beneficiaries through unless it is for a good reason. For people who wish to avoid probate, there are a few options available that will allow them to bypass this process and have the assets go directly to those whom the deceased wishes to have ownership. In order to do this, a person can create a living trust that will be transferred to the control of a trustee upon their death. They may also file for joint ownership of certain assets, which will create a situation where property goes directly to the other owner upon their death. Another option is for a person to simply give away property before they pass away. Finally, there are transfer-on-death accounts which will transfer property, such as vehicles and real estate, to the specified person.

If you are creating a will and wish your loved ones to avoid probate, our Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., can help you understand your options and guide you through the process of creating an effective and clear plan for distributing your assets after your death. Contact us today at 800-242-2151.

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