Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Friendly Reminder: Keep your property out of Probate

Many owners of properties, tend to keep their property in a Trust. Attorneys and Tax accountants recommend during estate planning to put properties into a Trust to avoid probate.

However, a note of caution: if you refinance your home or other real estate, most lenders require that the property be taken out of the trust and put back into your name, for a brief amount of time. The cost isn't significant. But forgetting to put your property back into the trust is. A home unintentionally left outside the trust must go through probate, defeating the purpose of creating the trust in the first place.

So please remember so always be sure to put your property back into the trust, if you have one, after you refinance.

If you have additional questions about refinancing or if you would like to find out if your property is in a trust, you can always contact us and we can provide you with the documentation showing how the property is held.

And please visit our website, http://www.sanbornteam.com/ to find out more about our services.