"California has introduced a new form of holding title to real property, called a “Revocable Transfer on Death Deed.” This new type of deed allows homeowners to name a death beneficiary for their property and avoid Probate without making an immediate transfer of ownership. This new form of taking title offers a simple and economical estate planning tool, with some limitations (more within)."

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