Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Texas

If I have a Texas domestic partnership, what do I need to do to ensure my partner can take over ownership of my home without paying large amounts of money?

Asked on 10/17/13, 6:19 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Keith Engelke Law Office of S. Keith Engelke

If you are planning for your death, you will need a will. Items received via a will or any other testamentary transfer are valued by the IRS on date of death of the testator

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Answered on 10/17/13, 6:26 am
Arthur Geffen Arthur H. Geffen, P.C.

I agree with Mr. Engelke. You should also investigate whether or not a living trust might work for the two of you. Texas is peculiar when it comes to these issues. Find a lawyer who understands the nuances of gift and estate tax between people who cannot be considered spouses under state law.

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Answered on 10/17/13, 8:12 am

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