Northwest Indiana Transfer-On-Death Deed Attorney

Many people are interested in keeping their property out of the probate process. There are numerous reasons for this, including:


  • Desire to keep property out of the public record
  • Desire to lower expenses
  • Desire to speed up the distribution of property

Previously, if people wanted to keep their property from going through the probate process, a trust would have been the preferred instrument. However, a recent development in the last several years serves the same purpose much more easily: transfer-on-death deeds.

Transfer-on-death deeds allow a property owner to avoid probate. A new deed is prepared on the specific property. The benefits of a transfer-on-death deed include:

  • Original owner maintains full ownership until death.
  • Original owner can refinance or sell the property.

At the passing of the original owner, the children or whomever party was designated as the new owner may present a death certificate and an affidavit stating he or she is listed on the deed and file the documents with the county recorder's office. A new deed will be issued to the new owners without going through probate.

I Am Focused On Your Needs

I am attorney Julie A. Stephens of Stephens Law Firm, P.C. I know the difficulties that probate can create. With years of experience helping my clients through difficult legal matters, I understand how to find the right instrument for each situation. Come discuss your concerns with me, and I will help you understand how a transfer-on-death deed can help.

Contact Lake County Transfer-On-Death Deed Lawyer Julie A. Stephens

If you are interested in preventing the probate of your property by using a transfer-on-death deed, you should have the representation of a skilled and experienced attorney to help guide you. Let me help you through these complex issues. To schedule a consultation with Northwest Indiana transfer-on-death deed lawyer Julie A. Stephens, call 219-682-0003 or contact my office online.

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