Best of Both Worlds

The Law and Real Estate column correctly points out the difficulty of reconciling problems of probate attendant with community property and the tax cost attendant with joint tenancy property.

Unfortunately, the article fails to point out that a properly drafted, funded living trust can give you the benefit of avoiding probate and the tax benefits associated with community property. This is, in fact, the best of both worlds.


Beverly Hills

Mitchell is ia member of the law firm Mitchell, Lurie & De Marco.

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