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An overlooked way to pass down your home without probate Clients who want to leave their real estate property to their loved ones may want to set up a life estate to help the beneficiaries avoid costs associated with probate, a Kiplinger article states. Although clients still retain control of, and responsibility for the property, they should consider consulting a professional as the setup could lead to tax repercussions. For example, "giving away assets through a life estate can affect the timing of Medicaid eligibility and trigger gift taxes for your heirs," according to the report.

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