Aestar – 4/6 It’s more flaw than merit to transfer title to children!

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To avoid probation, many people add their child’s name on the deed to their house. The disadvantages outweigh the advantage of avoiding probate. For example, you lose the control of your house; your child’s heirs or loved ones inherit your house; child’s creditors. Additionally,


  1. Gift Tax – Adding your child’s name on the deed indeed is your gift to your child. As long as your child’s share of the value of your house is more than the annual exclusion for the calendar year, you, the donor, is responsible for paying the gift tax. You must file a federal gift tax return.
  2. Capital Gain – to continue.


Contact me should you have further questions.


Jonathan Kan, Licensed Title Producer/Notary Public

Aestar Settlements LLC

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Jonathan D. Kan, ESQ. is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals of Maryland in 2017. Mr. Kan graduated as a Juris Doctor of University of Baltimore School of Law, Maryland, in 2017, concentrating on criminal, trust and estate, and real estate laws. Mr. Kan has published the Aestar Blog since 2015. He co-founded Aestar LLC in 2013. Mr. Kan has been a licensed title producer, settlement agent, and notary public serving the Maryland and Virginia states since 2013.

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