All Estate Property Articles
Executors need to know what everything (personal property, real estate, investments, business interests) in the estate is worth--here's where to start...
There are all kinds of rules and restrictions on who inherits the cherished season tickets of a devoted fan that passes away.
When someone inherits a home or similar property, the mortgage obligation is usually part of the deal.
Savings Bonds are still popular--and are usually easy to transfer to the beneficiary after the original owner dies.
Is the executor personally liable for estate debts? Usually not, but others may be.
A big part of the executors job is to settle the debts of the estate. Here's an overview on what you'll need to do.
Spouses get more options than other beneficiaries, and may be able to put off taxes on retirement account funds much longer.
I was adopted as a small child, and now my siblings may be trying to keep my father's estate from me. What should I do?
Property held in joint tenancy is usually easy to transfer to the survivor after the other owner dies.
If a trust holds real estate, the trustee will need to sign a new deed, transferring the property to the new owner - the trust beneficiary.
How you can transfer real estate in the estate to the new owner depends on how title was held by the deceased.
Tax-advantaged retirement accounts are subject to different rules than are other inherited assets. Here are the basics.
Even a husband or wife who wasn't named as the beneficiary of a retirement account may have the legal right to claim the money.
Life insurance can be a quick and welcome source of cash for surviving family members, who can usually claim the money soon after death, with a minimu...