Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Missouri

If I am paying for 15 acres can I deed over 3 acres to my children before the property is paid off?

Asked on 6/14/13, 11:00 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Anthony Smith LawSmith

You can only pass what you own. Until you're finished paying, you can only pass your equity in the the acres. That is, she gets the property, subject to the lenders lien for the entire debt. If you fail to make your payments when due, her acres would be foeclosed along with yours. If you have paid a significant portion of the debt, you might convince the note holder to release their lien as to those three acres. That way, she could get clear title.

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Answered on 6/15/13, 5:07 am

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