Illinois Restricts Gifts to Caregivers
As of January 2015, Illinois has a new law (Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann.
Gifts to Caregivers in Illinois
If you live in Illinois and want to leave a substantial gift to any nonrelative who has recently helped you with personal or health care, see a lawyer first.
Avoiding Probate in New York
How to save your family time, money, and hassle.
Probate Shortcuts in New York
New York offers a probate shortcut for "small estates." This makes it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
New York Estate Tax
For deaths after April 1, 2017, New York taxes estates larger than $5.25 million.
Intestate Succession in New York
If you die without a will in New York, your assets will go to your closest relatives under state “intestate succession” laws.
Make a Living Trust in New York
Know what a New York living trust can do for you.
California Probate: An Overview
In California, probate isn’t a particularly onerous process, and there are several legal shortcuts that let many families avoid probate court altogether after a loved one dies.
How to Probate an Estate in California
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California Adopts Transfer-on-Death Deeds
California has adopted legislation allowing people to leave their California real estate without probate, by using a transfer-on-death deed.
Update to How to Probate an Estate in California, January 2015
The new year brought several changes that affect the forms and instructions in the 22nd edition of
New California Notary Certificates
Effective January 1, 2015, new language must appear at the top of a California notary certificate.
Texas Adopts Transfer-On-Death Deeds
Texas has adopted legislation allowing people to leave their Texas real estate without probate, by using a transfer-on-death deed.
Instructions for Completing a Texas Transfer-on-Death Deed
This set of instructions is for use with Nolo's transfer-on-death deed form for Texas.