Mark W. Bidwell

Trust, probate and will attorney and lawyer in Huntington Beach, CA

Real Property in California

Post death transfer of real property

Two key variables dictate how to change owners of California real property after the death of the owner. The two variables are: 1) how the decedent owned or took title to the real property and 2) the fair market value of the property on the date of death. The last deed recorded with recorder’s office […]

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Right of Survivorship

If there is a surviving co-owner, that owner has the right of survivorship or does not. The right of survivorship automatically transfers the deceased co-owner’s interest to the survivor or survivors. This right must have very specific phrases on the deed to exist. The phrases are either “joint tenants” or “community property with the right […]

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Transfer Post Death Options

Two key variables dictate how to change owners of California real property after the death of the owner. The two variables are:1) how the decedent owned or took title to the real property and 2) the fair market value of the property on the date of death. The last deed recorded with recorder’s office is […]

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