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Asked on: 8/14/13, 1:06 pm

Virginia Probate Law.

With a "will", a home can transfer without going through the probate process. How many dollars in assets can avoid probate, and still transfer over?

Thank You in advance for your time.


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Answered on: 8/15/13, 8:43 am by Paul B. Ward

A home can transfer without going through probate only if the title is jointly held or, as happens less often, there is a deed prepared during life that passes the real estate to another automatically at death. There is no dollar limitation on the amount which can be transferred in this fashion.

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