- Series: Plan Your Estate
- Paperback: 539 pages
- Publisher: NOLO; 11 edition (April 24, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1413317200
- ISBN-13: 978-1413317206
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #797,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" An excellent source of information on wills and estate planning. " The New York Times
About the Author
Denis Clifford, a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review, is a lawyer who specializes in estate planning. He is the author of many Nolo titles including Quick and Legal Will Book and Make Your Own Living Trust and co-author of Plan Your Estate and A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. He has been interviewed by such major media as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Money Magazine.
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The deed has to be transferred from your name to the trustee's name (which might still be you, "Jane Doe, Trustee for the Jane Doe Living Trust," instead of just "Jane Doe.")
The problem is that the law considers Jane Doe the individual and Jane Doe trustee, to be different entities. Which means the mortgage company will learn that the property has changed hands, and theoretically could cause you more trouble than if you'd just done it the right way to begin with. Also, Jane Doe, Trustee, the new owner, won't necessarily be insured by your insurance policy if your insurer isn't informed of the change in deed.
That makes this poor advice.
As I'm not an attorney, I can't judge other advice in the book beyond the bits I know from experience. It seems to be a good overview to help you begin thinking/planning about how you might like to handle your estate, and what might be involved. By all means, though, don't rely entirely on the advice you read here. It might end up costing you.