Family Trust Debt Relief, After Mom and Dad Are Gone
Life in the 2020’s in California, and the United States in general, for middle class and even affluent families, is never all smooth and easy. There are always problems to deal with, legal or economic issues… family relationship disputes, or business conflicts people bring home with them, that often causes rifts between family members…
When a parent leaving property and assets to children passes away, they still, frequently, owe expenses, they often owe money to creditors, if they were elderly prior to passing away parents frequently leave this earth owing medical fees, sometimes legal fees to their family attorney, possibly hospital and lab test expenses, even mortgage payments, and more and more frequently these days – property taxes. There might also be debts owed to other beneficiaries of the trust they are leaving behind for their heirs.
When parents leave a trust behind for their children, who now become beneficiary siblings, there is frequently not enough liquidity in the family trust estate to make pay all these debts. Getting approved for a trust loan by a trust & estate lender like, for example, Commercial Loan Corp in Newport Beach, can produce the required cash to help resolve those kinds of family debts.
Buying Out Co-Beneficiary Siblings In California
As is often the case, parents leave a home to their children, which couldn’t be purchased and duplicated in today’s market for even close to what Mom and Dad pad for it a generation ago, or what Grandma and Grandpa paid for it two generations ago.
Yet there are always more sibling beneficiaries wanting to sell off their inherited property shares after Mom and Dad pass on, than there are beneficiaries or, more likely, one beneficiary who insists on not selling out and keeping Mom and Dad’s home… the family home.
Quite often, needless to say, serious disputes may arise between siblings over a contentious lack of agreement like this, whether to sell or to retain, a family home, where so much is at stake.
Frankly, these family conflicts sometime grow so out of control that family members aren’t even able to agree on the valuated price they believe their family home to be worth! So disputes can grow even more heated and convoluted stemming from an issue like that.
Avoiding Property Tax Reassessment In All 58 CA Counties
This is where an irrevocable trust, working in conjunction with Proposition 19 (formerly Proposition 58) can make it possible for you to take advantage of a parent-to-child exclusion from current property tax reassessment… and thereby actually avoid property reassessment at present day tax rates. Saving your family from a crippling tax hike. Finally, thanks to Proposition 19, property tax exclusions can be utilized in all 58 counties in California.
Even affluent families would feel the bite of a tax hike like this, going back two, even three generations’ worth of reassessment imposed by the County Tax Assessor, and possibly suffer serious financial impact.
A Win-Win Family Property Solution For CA Beneficiaries
All of these financial issues can obviously cause a great deal of strife and stress among family members… However, with a wise attorney around to extend sound advice, a win-win financial solution can be implemented for homeowners… and certainly for beneficiaries inheriting property from parents, who either want to sell off their inherited property shares, or who wish to buyout siblings and minimize property reassessment — keeping a low property tax base when inheriting a home.
Frequently, this shows up in the form of an irrevocable trust, which, working in concert with Proposition 19, will provide a buyout solution where a sibling beneficiary insisting on keeping a family home can buyout siblings looking to sell their inherited property shares, and, at the same time, can certainly minimize property reassessment, through a parent-child exclusion. In fact, these days, most eligible California homeowners are moving quickly on new CA property tax relief opportunities — to avoid triggering property reassessment.
Most Californians can avoid property tax reassessment, if they remain alert, with the right to a property tax transfer, to transfer parents property taxes and keep parents property taxes basically forever, upon inheriting property taxes from Mom or Dad with a parent-child transfer, with the help of an estate & trust lender… and possibly an estate attorney specializing in property tax relief, both who can help a family minimize reassessment rapidly and without any issues, if they correctly use Prop 19 property tax breaks.
Plus, siblings selling out their shares will end up with an extra $14,000 or $15,000 in their pocket, as opposed to doing the sale though a realtors, being impacted by their standard 6% realtor commission… and who knows what other fees and ancillary charges also being imposed on them as well. Peace and quiet will descend on the family… with every sibling getting what the want, in a genuine win-win family transaction… Not lip-service, mind you – but the real thing!