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my grandma is on her death bed, and has not made a will..I need the deed to her house in my name.

What do I do? Please help..the house is in california.
  • December 30 2013 - Hacienda Heights
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You need your Grandma to get an attorney. A grandkid asking Grandma to sign a deathbed will is like playing with fire unless an attorney or social worker is involved to prove that she is competent and not being coerced to sign.

Financial elder abuse is serious and can land you in jail. I know you feel pressure now that Grandma is ill, but do everything by the book so the court will recognize her wishes and so that you stay out of trouble.
  • December 31 2013
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Why your name instead of one of your parents' name?  In California, with proposition 13, it can be transferred to a son or daughter with no change in property tax, but not generation skipping... it will get re-assessed for property tax purposes and you will pay over 1% of the new market value in property taxes, with up to 2% increases in the tax annually.  If transferred to your parents, and then transferred to you, you can maintain the lower tax base.

If you grandma didn't have a will, and can't make out a will, and didn't establish a trust, and didn't fund the trust even if established, and you have any other relatives, it is not at all clear that you are the heir of the property, and if your grandma cannot sign a will or trust in front of a notary, it is highly unlikely you can accomplish what you are stating.
  • December 30 2013
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Call an attorney with specialty in wills and estates and see if s/he will do home visits.

The will should be written as per your Grandmother's wishes, not your wishes.   If your grandmother is not competent to do so, then it will need to go through the laws of her state of residence for someone who dies without a will.
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You will need to get advice from an attorney licensed in California.
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