Holding Joint Title to Property With
assets jointly with one or more of your children or other
heirs is a common estate planning "shortcut."
Two potential advantages are convenience and probate
avoidance. But joint ownership can also create a number of
taxes. Adding a child's name to the title may be
considered an immediate taxable gift of one-half of the
property's value. And when you die, the property's value then
will be included in your taxable estate, although any gift tax
paid with the original transfer would be allowed as an offset.
claims. Joint ownership exposes the property to
claims by your co-owner's creditors or former spouses.
of control. Your co-owner may be able to dispose of
certain property without your consent or prevent you from
selling or borrowing against certain property.
consequences. If your co-owner predeceases you, his
or her share of the property may pass according to his or her
estate plan or the laws of intestate succession. If you hold
the property as co-tenants, you'll generally have no say in
the ultimate disposition of that portion of the property.
One or more properly drafted trusts can avoid each of these
problems without the need for probate. Please contact us at
925-634-2344 for answers about owning assets with your
children or other heirs.
SMEED CPA Adds Financial
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Investments & Insurance
often we here at SMEED CPA are asked about financial issues
that impact our clients investments and their portfolios.
We always offered our opinion and suggestions but in order to
help our clients actually execute the changes we suggest,
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SMEED Financial Services, Inc. will be able to
work with both individual and business clients on their
investment portfolios and manage assets on their behalf.
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ACA, CPA, CGMA; and Pablo Blanco who has
recently joined SMEED and comes with over 18 years of
financial sales and advising experience with affluent
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