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A Complete Manual with respect toLife Estate Deed Form

welcome everyone this is Susan Francis.the deputy director at the Maryland.volunteer lawyer service we're going to.get started with our third Thursday.today we're focusing on life estate.deeds so just a few housekeeping notes.in addition to the PowerPoint that.you're going to be able to view there.are three documents that our trainer has.provided to us and if you look in your.GoToWebinar panel there is a drop down.it says there's pose questions and then.handouts and if you do the actions like.there's five sorry I misspoke there but.there are well maybe when Olivia comes.on and joins us you can clarify but.there are handouts there that you can.refer to that you are more than welcome.to type in questions at any time during.today's presentation we're going to.answer the questions at the end but at.any point if you have a question please.feel free to go ahead and type those in.and we will be taking a look at those I.wanted to just give you a quick a quick.background I guess in terms of why we're.doing this training today mpls is thanks.to hundreds and hundreds of NBS.volunteer attorneys have been able to.provide state planning and estate.administration services to low income.Marylanders for literally decades but.we've really ramped up our work in this.area in the last couple of years and it.has been built upon our foreclosure work.and all of the steps that we take to try.to keep someone let's low income in.their home and it started with.foreclosure and then really grew into.tax sale work where we're trying to save.someone's house from a delinquent.property tax or water bill to then.really transitioning into thinking how.do we help folks access all of the.resources that they really need to stay.in their home and to stay in a healthy.environment and for many of those.important resources.they have to have the name on the deed.to the property and so without that they.can access the homeowners property tax.credit they can't access water credit.programs and they can't access any home.repair programs and so that's when we.really came to understand we always knew.estate planning and deed work and estate.administration work was important but we.really came to understand how these.tools can help keep these individuals in.their homes and keep their families.safely safely housed and as we've really.expanded this work we have an advanced.planning project now and we're going to.be doing some exciting estate clinics in.Baltimore City next year we really also.come to appreciate how important the.bording probate is I think we all learn.that avoiding probate is a good thing.and particularly for individuals with.well but we haven't always really.realized why we need to help low-income.individuals avoid probate because those.probate fees are really difficult for.our clients specifically to be able to.navigate and so we have put a really.substantial focus into doing that estate.planning but also then taking that one.extra step to look at the various ways.in which you can try to avoid probate.and doing a life estate deed is a huge.part of that work and so I was lucky.enough that Olivia Holcomb Polk said yes.when I asked her she'd be willing to.talk to us about life is big deeds today.Libya is a wonderful volunteer attorney.of ours she's a mentor and she also has.helped us do trainings on estate.planning so we're thrilled to have her.to here today to really walk us through.what things you really need to be.thinking about and just all of those.steps and navigating a live estate deed.so with that Olivia I'm going to turn.this over to you and let you share all.of your wonderful knowledge with us.great Thank You Susan and so can you.hear me yes okay.hello everyone as Susan said my name is.Olivia Holcomb Volpe I'm a partner with.Elle ville and associates in Columbia.Maryland and honored to be a pro bono.attorney volunteer attorney within VLS.and what we will be talking about today.exactly as Susan mentioned is really the.basics of life estate deeds so I'm going.to click to the first PowerPoint slide.that starts the presentation it is.important for me to say that I am NOT a.real estate or property attorney that is.not my practice area nor am i a titel.expert so really my life estate deed.practice and knowledge comes from an.estate planning and elder law.perspective so starting with what is a.life estate deed so a life estate deed.grants ownership of real property and.that's an important thing to know life.estate deeds and life estate ownership.are only available for real estate for.real property so a life estate deed.grants ownership of real property to two.separate parties one is the life tenant.and the other is the remainder man or.remainder men or as I will be referring.to them remainder persons a legacy tis a.life estate is specifically the right to.occupy and use the property or to.receive benefits of the property during.lifetime and this is important because.this includes the ability to rent the.property to someone else and actually.receive the rents they're from and then.at the death of the life tenant the.remainder persons.immediately take ownership of the.property there are two types of life.estate deeds that are recognized in.Maryland one is a life estate with.powers this is where a life tenant.has the unconditional power to sell.gifts mortgage or otherwise transfer the.property during their lifetime and I.will clarify here there's actually a.mistake on my slide when it says that.the life tenant has the power to devise.that is actually not true that is one.power that they do not have because of.course devising the property means.distributing it through their will and.that is not something that they can do.because at the death of the life tenant.with a life estate deed it immediately.goes to the remainder person's so the.life tenant cannot separately dictate.what happens to the property in their.will so they do not have the ability to.devise the property but they do have the.unconditional power to sell gift.mortgage or otherwise transfer or.encumber the property and with the life.estate with powers it's very important.to be clear about exactly what powers.are being retained by the life tenant.and this is because there was actually a.recent Maryland Court of Special Appeals.case Grimes V Goldman where the lack of.reference to the power to gift the.property meant that a later gift of the.property was invalid so you do want to.cover all of the powers that are being.retained by the life tenant with the.life tenants ability to sell gift.mortgage or otherwise transfer the.property this means that they have the.ability to completely extinguish and.terminate the interests of the remainder.persons without the consent or even the.awareness of the remainder persons the.remainder interest itself is contingent.invest only at the death of the life.tenant property in this type of life.estate deed is still considered an asset.of the life tenant.now the other type of life estate deed.is a life estate without powers and in.this case the life tenant has no power.to sell gift mortgage or otherwise.transfer or encumber the property.without getting the consent of the.remainder persons the remainder interest.itself is vested in the remainder.person's immediately at the execution of.the deed and this actually does count as.a gift of the remainder interest and I.say that only because not in the context.of most in BLS clients but in general.practice that might warrant the need for.a gift tax return to be filed so why use.a life estate deed and this is something.that Susan went into a bit with regard.to ndls clients and the needs that they.might have but generally speaking the.reason that life estate deeds are.typically used there are two main.reasons one is to avoid or minimize what.goes through probate and of course what.is probate and why would we want to.avoid or minimize it.well probate is a court supervised.administration of a decedent's probate.assets.it comes with court costs publication.and newspapers and other required court.filings so avoiding probate avoids those.fees and avoids the paperwork and.administrative burdens and the resulting.time delay and sometimes headache of.dealing with the Register of Wills and.having their oversight the other thing.that happens with avoiding probate is.that with a life estate deed that avoids.probate it avoids the creditors claims.of the life tenant usually creditors.only have the ability to make a claim.against a probate estate so if there is.no probate then the creditors don't have.anything to claim against this will not.be true for debts that are secured by.the property itself however those are.still valid and one note that I want to.make here is that a life estate deed by.avoiding probate it does not avoid.inheritance tax so as you may know.Maryland is one of the few states that.assesses tax against the right of.someone to inherit and it is not.assessed against everyone.it is assessed only against certain.types of assets and certain.relationships to the decedent but doing.a life estate deed and avoiding probate.will not avoid inheritance tax and this.is true the ability to avoid probate is.true whether you use a life estate deed.with powers or without powers the other.reason that people sometimes use a life.estate deed is to plan for future.medical assistance eligibility so what.does this mean well specifically talking.about medical assistance which is the.Maryland term for Medicaid and.specifically talking about long term.care benefits and eligibility for.Medicaid long term care.so a house is considered an available.asset to the person who owns the house.and Medicaid will consider all available.assets when someone applies for Medicaid.long-term care there is a five year.look-back so transfers made in the last.five years are something that the.Medicaid officials will look into but.one way to avoid this is by executing a.life estate deed without powers and that.type of bead starts the five year clock.after which the house is no longer.considered an available asset and the.life estate deed won't count as a.penalty.or penalize Abel gift and as I've said.this is specifically only an option with.regard to a life estate deed without.powers.so what are the actual mechanics of a.life estate deed well the first step for.you is to actually obtain the prior deed.and this is important to confirm that.your client actually owns the property.and has the authority to undertake the.transfer contemplated in the life estate.deed that you will have them sign most.recorded deeds are available online at.the website that I've provided they go.back as far as 1965 with regard to.drafting a new deed you will want to.make it clear on the face of the deed.that you did not perform a title search.this is very important because you do.not want to imply that you are.guaranteeing clear title or doing.anything other than that which is.covered in the immediate transaction if.the life estate deed is one that is.going to be held with powers explicitly.state and include all of the powers that.are retained and this is what I had.mentioned with regard to the Grimes V.Goldman case the failure to explicitly.include all contemplated transfer powers.rendered a later gift of the property.invalid so you want to be clear with.explicitly stating all included powers.in a life estate with powers and if.there is going to be more than one.remainder person state how their.ownership interest will be held will.they hold as joint tenants with right of.survivorship or as tenants in common or.as tenants by the entirety and finally.different counties do have different.requirements for the required language.in deeds so you will want to contact.land records.for the specific County and find out.what required language they have now.with regard to recording a new deed.usually you will need to provide of.course the original signed deed the land.instrument intake sheet and most of the.land records require multiple copies of.that there are fees that have to be paid.to record a new deed depending on the.circumstances there may be assistance.available for the deed fees through in.BLS or otherwise different counties do.have different requirements for actually.recording the deeds you should contact.land records again for the specific.county property taxes will have to be.paid in full before a new deed can be.recorded and some counties also require.a lien certificate that shows that there.are no outstanding water bills or other.obligations that are owed to the county.one thing of note if an attorney in fact.is signing the deed on behalf of the.grantor you will have to provide the.original power of attorney for recording.with the deed it will be returned the.original will be returned but land.records will need to see it and one.other note is that there is no specific.exemption from transfer and recaudación.taxes for life estate deeds in and of.themselves you will have to rely on.other available exemptions if applicable.after the death of the life tenant by.operation of law the remainder persons.are immediately the property owners.it's simply by recording a death.certificate of the life tenant with land.records then it's clear that title is.now held by the remainder persons and by.doing so title passes.without probate and as I said they're.for free of all claims of creditors of.the light tenant but subject to any.legally enforceable lien secured by the.property itself such as mortgages home.equity loans or tax liens but again this.type their life estate deed by avoiding.probate avoids the need for probate.filings which often low-income.individuals may not know to do or may.not be able to do so what are some of.the pitfalls or risks or things that you.should be aware of counseling issues.that you should be aware of in talking.to clients about potentially doing life.estate deeds specifically with regard to.life estate deeds without powers quite.simply they are giving up control of.their property another thing to think.about is is there a current mortgage or.other lien against the property a life.estate deed without powers may trigger.the acceleration or due on sale clause.in the mortgage or the lien rendering.the entire outstanding loan balance do.all at once which is not something.anyone wants to have happen so this type.of transfer of ownership is not exempted.from triggering the acceleration or due.on sale clauses by the Garn.saint-germain act so what are the.options in this case well one option is.for you or for the owner to contact the.mortgage lender to request written.consent to the transfer or written.affirmation that the acceleration or due.on sale clause will not be triggered or.what's less often an option but I will.mention it anyway the client could pay.off the outstanding loan amount or they.can choose to take the risk in practice.what we've found is that the lender does.not often accelerate the mortgage.balance payment but this is something.that is entirely up to the client to.make the decision and should only be.done after thorough counseling which.should be acknowledged in writing and.it's basically them assuming the risk.that by filing a life estate deed.without powers they are aware that it.could trigger the acceleration clause.another thing to be aware as another.counseling issue is will there ever be.the need or the desire to take out a.loan on the property in the future most.lenders will not provide home equity.loans or he locks on a life tenants.interest that is without powers and what.if the property needs to be sold to.provide for the cost of care or other.costs or medical assistance long-term.care Medicaid benefits are needed before.or five years have passed.this will require with a life estate.deed without powers it will require the.signature or consent of all of the life.tenants and all of the remainder persons.it basically means undoing or.terminating the life estate deed without.powers this is why and this is a note it.is important to have everyone who is.involved in a life estate deed should.have a valid and effective power of.attorney in place so that if there is.ever the need in the future to undo the.life estate deed without powers everyone.whose signature is needed to accomplish.that has the ability to sign or has.designated a power of attorney who has.the ability to sign and with regard to.capital gains tax which of course is.something that comes up with the sale of.property sometimes when there is a life.estate deed without powers and there is.a sale of the property that results in.capital gains tax the capital.are shared between the life tenants and.the remainder persons this division is.calculated based on the value of the.life estate versus the value of the.remainder interests using actuarial life.expectancy tables and it's important to.know and to advise that the remainder.persons will not be able to use the.exclusion from capital gains tax that is.available to the life tenant for their.primary residence.now pitfalls risks and things to be.aware of and to counsel on with regard.to either type of life estate deed.whether with or without powers the life.estate tenant should be aware of and.think through what potential issues may.exist with regard to the remainder.persons who will take the property at.the death of the life tenant one thing.to think about and for them to think.through and be aware of is do the.remainder persons have creditor issues.so while the life tenant is still alive.the creditors of the remainder persons.that's not really an issue that's not.something that they need to be concerned.about but more so thinking about after.the life tenant dies if the remainder.person has creditor issues or as likely.to have creditor issues the reality is.that the property may end up just going.to the creditors rather than to the.intended remainder persons so this is.something that should be counseled on.another thing to think about with regard.to the remainder persons is what if they.are actually deceased at the depth of.the life tenant so if there is more than.one remainder person and they own the.property or they hold their ownership.interest is held as joint tenants with.right of survivorship or as tenants by.the entirety if one of them is deceased.then the other remainder persons will.get the property when the life tenant.it gets more complicated if their.ownership interest is to be held as.tenants in common because in that case a.deceased remainder person share will end.up going through their estate to their.heirs or legacies which may not be the.intention of the life tenant and it will.also require potentially that multiple.probate estates be administered and it.may result in co-owners who were not.intended who do not get along and were.not intended by the original owner such.as an ex spouse or some other non family.member or it could even result in.inheritance by minor children who are.unable to assist with the expenses and.necessary property upkeep so those are.counseling issues another thing to think.about in terms of the remainder persons.is their cooperation or lack thereof.with each other if ultimately the.property is going to go to multiple.remainder persons at the death of the.life tenant then all of those remainder.persons will be responsible to pay.expenses and upkeep the property so.their cooperation is important.so moving on to some miscellaneous.issues or thoughts or details to think.about when it comes to life estate deeds.one question is why use a life estate.deed instead of simply beading as joint.tenants with right of survivorship well.joint tenants with right of survivorship.may avoid probate but it will not remove.the asset from available assets for.medicaid long-term care purposes and a.joint tenant with right of survivorship.ownership and does expose the property.to the creditors of all of the joint.tenants so the creditor of one joint.tenant could place a lien or foreclose.or seek a partition suit on the property.the person who owns the property.originally is still alive and that was.not their intention each joint tenant.with joint tenant with right of.survivorship ownership would have equal.rights immediately to access the.property they would not be able to.exclude each other and all joint tenants.would be required to contribute to the.costs right away and would have the.right to demand accountings on any.profits so doing a joint tenant with.right of survivorship deed rather than a.life estate deed presents additional.complications that are often not.worthwhile with regard to life estate.deeds who is responsible for property.taxes maintenance costs homeowners.insurance and other costs during the.lifetime of the life tenant generally.the life tenant is if the life tenant is.unable to afford those costs the.remainder persons may have some.incentive to assist to protect the value.of their remainder interest and the duty.to not create waste is a duty that is.owed by the life tenants to the.remainder persons to not harm or.diminish the value of the property so.Susan mentioned and I will go over here.what impact does this type of bead have.on the available tax credits and tax.exemptions so from the standpoint of a.life tenant the life tenant continues to.be eligible for the homestead tax credit.the home owner tax credit and the senior.tax credit creating a life estate deed.does not impact the life tenants.eligibility for those tax exemptions and.tax credits and more so what Susan was.speaking to is the fact that by having a.life estate deed where at the death of.the life tenant the property is.immediately owned by the remainder.persons those remainder persons are.then able to claim and be eligible for.the homestead tax credits and home owner.tax credits and then bringing up capital.gains again so with regard to capital.gains in terms of what value or what is.what is the basis of the property that.the remainder person's will receive the.property Act remainder person's will.receive the property with a step-up in.basis at the death of the lake tenant.regardless of whether the life estate.deed was with or without powers so then.I've tried to provide a list of.applicable law and resources as I say.here this list is not intended to be.comprehensive but to provide a basic.starting point so I gave the website for.the Maryland land records online as I.say they have most if not all deeds that.were executed after 1965 and then the.State Department of assessment and.taxations real property search gives you.the property tax ID number and other.information about the property the.county land records have different.websites here I provided Baltimore City.in Baltimore County just because I think.those are often the most common in BLS.clients that we work with and then the.relevant Maryland annotated code.articles can be found at real property.and tax property and tax general so that.concludes the presentation or the.training that I had on life estate deeds.but I am more than happy to answer any.questions.Susan thank you Olivia I did want to let.everyone know about the handouts so I.realized that we have posted the if.anyone hasn't looked at them yet Olivia.has given you samples of a live estate.deed with powers and one without powers.the ones that were originally posted if.you downloaded those immediately we had.posted two of the same.documents so that's now corrected so if.you download this earlier I just please.go back and double-check so you have.three documents up there you have the.PowerPoint in Lybia just presented you.have a sample life estate deed with.powers and then a sample life estate.deed without powers so Olivia thank you.for providing those samples if anyone.has questions I know we have a few.already please please go ahead and type.those in Olivia I actually wanted to.take you know organizer privilege here I.just wanted to clarify because when I've.done live estate deeds you know it's for.the person that's alive I haven't had.one of my folks passed yet so in your.slide where you said you know if once.the tenant has passed you just take a.death certificate to land records it's.all that you have to do in order to kind.of have that appropriate property.lineage right right I'm just confirming.it's really that simple really like.there's no it's just you take the death.certificate you don't have to record a.nudey there's no other subsidy to do an.order of just for clarity with now the.remainder person is the property holder.so the the caveat that I will say to.that is that of course every land.records every county land records office.will handle things in their own way and.they may have an additional form that.they want to be filed but ultimately the.death certificate is all that is.necessary to show that now the property.is owned by the remainder persons and.therefore now the remainder persons can.be eligible for the homestead or.homeowners or whatever else so I will.not say with 100% certainty that no land.records office will complicate things.but generally all that's necessary is a.death certificate because often the.remainder persons are not necessarily.doing a new deed that that would really.come up.later if they are to transfer it or if.they were to sell it or do something.else with the property but for it to be.considered owned by them it just has to.have a death certificate filed fantastic.okay here's a question for you why do a.life estate deed.instead of an irrevocable trust well.with regard to in the ls client it's the.only property that we're really dealing.with is a piece of real estate a life.estate deed is just a much simpler more.concise way to go about doing it an.irrevocable trust has many other reasons.for being done often when it comes to.people who have more complicated assets.or more complicated estate planning.needs or goals so it certainly is not.something that a life estate deed is the.end-all be-all if a client has more.assets more complicated assets or more.complicated life circumstances it can.certainly be better to to go down the.route of doing an irrevocable trust.great okay here's another one can a.person state of their well that they.want to leave a real they want to leave.real property to someone for their life.and then to another person after the.life tenant dies yes yes but I would.highly highly recommend that that be.done with as much detail to be as.thorough as possible to prevent there.being any issues that may arise later.that that sort of distribution can.absolutely be done but it is a good idea.to also speak to who will be responsible.for paying for various costs and how the.ownership will be held by the different.parties and to just make sure that.you're as thorough as possible and just.as a follow-up question is the will the.right place to do that is that the best.document to create something like that.in.well it depends again if the goal is to.avoid probate then a will is not the.appropriate document to have if the goal.is to avoid probate and the only the.only asset is a real property or a piece.of real property then that's really.where the life estate deed is the most.useful but if there are other things.that are being distributed or other.reasons for perhaps wanting to have a.will which will lead to probate then.that is certainly a provision that can.be built into a will okay and if there's.any final questions please go ahead and.type those in now I will say that to.this recording will be posted on our.website on mpls website we have an.attorney resources page where we have.our training so if after today you want.to be able to go back and listen to this.that will be available I also wanted to.mention hopefully you've heard about our.program of portal at this point but MPLS.launched a portal system just two or.three months ago at this point and we.you can go to our website under the.attorney drop down and we have our.portal there and you can see every MPLS.case that's available now in real time.so you can go and look and see if you're.inspired based on Olivia's presentation.to look at some of our key cases or.State Administration an estate planning.cases those are all online and available.for you to view you can search by.subject matter you can also search by.geographic area and then if it's.something that you're interested in you.can just click learn more and it will.connect you with a volunteer a.connection with our program so that then.that's the case that you can accept so.if you haven't checked it out yes I.would encourage you to do so we tried to.make it super user-friendly let's see.we've got uh okay so Olivia as a.follow-up to our conversation about you.know.vesting someone essentially alive to.Satan someone for their for their life.and then it's going to someone else so.this is a clarifying question to clarify.the person if the the person says I.think there's might be a typo here the.person but life estate right okay the.person bought life estate right problems.a life tenant the new owners right would.end at the life tenez death then correct.it yes okay got okay and there's also a.question Olivia you don't have to answer.this one I mean you're more than welcome.to we got a question about opportunities.for law students so if we have any law.students on the webinars welcome in.terms of em BLS we do have internships.available we also have some clinics and.you can feel free to get in touch with.me my contact informations on our.website and happy to have you to chat.about any internship opportunities with.that it looks like we have answered all.the questions I just again when it's.saying Oh before I thank you Libya.before I let you go the one other thing.I wanted to mention sorry for the false.alarm there oh and I have another.question too good.before I forget though Olivia nicely.reminded me that sometimes when you have.an MPLS client there are cost involved.that can be a barrier for them to be.able to move forward and its cost that.may be for the rest of us we might think.well that's not insurmountable but for a.low-income client it really is and so.anytime you're working around recording.a new deed or around the state.administration there are going to be.some fees and so when Olivia was talking.about getting a lien certificate or some.of the fees in Baltimore City it's $55.to get.a lien certificate and it's $60.00 to.record at land records and there is some.funding available so if you're working.with a membe ALS client or another.programs clients there are two options.one is the litigation funds so their own.Legal Services Corporation will.reimburse attorneys for some litigation.costs and these sort of items are.included in that and we have information.on our attorney resources page about how.to pursue that reimbursement so with any.of our programs attorneys are never.responsible for paying for these costs.it's for the clients responsibility but.if that you're finding the client can't.afford it that's an option to use the.litigation fun embolus also has a.partnership with Catholic Charities for.Baltimore City homeowners that are 60.and above that also can cover those.costs so if you're working with a client.and it's not unusual where that $55.really is something that they can't come.up with there are some options to try to.get those over that hurdle so I wanted.to make sure that folks knew that and.you can always reach out to me I'm happy.to help kind of help navigate that okay.Olivia I got some more questions for you.all right.all right are there any additional.materials you would suggest that they.look up for extra study to get.themselves better acquainted with this.particular practice oh gosh.unfortunately no I don't have anything.specific that I would recommend looking.into other than just just generally.seeing starting with the statutes and.and then just generally researching.online there's a lot of material and a.lot of information out there about this.and certainly feeling free to contact me.with questions that would be fine and a.great way to learn of course.olivia is for them to take an MPLS case.and then get a panoramic mentor like you.to help them learn this.we're learning like hands-on exactly.here's one more for you I said you said.that the remainder men are responsible.for step up and basis if property is.sold is the step up from the value of.the property at the time that the life.estate deed was recorded is the life.tenant with tires responsible for.capital gains tax so let's see if I can.break that question down a little bit so.a life estate with powers if a life.estate with powers it's that the owner.is the life tenant and they retained all.powers and they sell the property if.there is any capital gains that is.entirely on their shoulders but they.will also be eligible for the exclusion.for a primary residence which is two.hundred and fifty thousand dollars per.individual with a life estate without.powers if the property is sold and there.is capital gains the amount of the.capital gains will be split between the.life tenant and the remainder persons.and the value the allocation between the.two parties will be based on the.actuarial table and the value of the.life estate and so if there is capital.gains if there is a sale of property.that is held as life estate without.powers first if there is a sale second.if there are capital gains then they.will be shared between the life tenant.and the remainder persons and the.remainder persons will not be eligible.for the exclusion for a primary.residence but the life tenant will be so.step-up in basis is a bit of a different.thing they with regard to the sale of.property when the life tenant is still.alive the basis would be what the life.what the life tenant originally.purchased the property for or originally.received.the property what was the basis at that.point in time so the step-up in basis.really only applies when someone when.the life tenant dies at which point the.basis will step up to the date of death.value and that's how the remainder.persons will inherit basis I hope that.answered the question.nothing like tax oh yes they you got a.confirmation that you did great there.well done great all right so I think.that's all of our questions so Olivia.thank you so much this has been.fantastic if anyone wants for their.information from Olivia or myself please.reach out to me I'm happy to make that.connection happen you can find my.information on our website otherwise my.email is s Francis fr a and C is at MBOs.law org or four four three four five one.four zero eight four and happy to get.you connected up with more information.or get you connected to Olivia if you.have further questions but with that.Olivia again thank you for this.incredibly helpful information today and.I'm sure we'll be doing some more estate.planning life estate conversations in.the future.absolutely and everyone please take on a.pro bono case Thank You Olivia thank you.bye bye.

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How many application forms does a person need to fill out in his/her lifetime?

What kind of application forms ? If i assume job application the if you get the right one then as low as 1. Else there are people filling job application forms every quarter also.

What is the value of a life estate?

With 50,000–60,000 users online at any given moment, I would say there is still a lucrative market for virtual real-estate. The market seems to ebb and flow the same way real life does.

Who pays taxes on a life estate?

A life estate deed conveys title to someone (Life Tenant) for the remainder of their life. Upon their death, the title automatically reverts back to the grantor. It’s also possible to have the property transfer to someone else as well (Remainder Beneficiary). Since title to the property is actually conveyed to the Life Tenant (the Life Estate covenants are basically a form of deed restriction), taxes, insurance, and maintenance would be their responsibility.

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