What you should know about forms of joint ownership
Abstract: What’s the best way to hold a real estate title? The wrong ownership form can increase legal liability, enlarge your tax burden, and subject an estate to probate. In contrast, choosing the right ownership form can reduce red tape while improving a property’s profitability. This article discusses the different options and who might benefit the most in each case. A sidebar looks at living trusts as a means of holding titles to personal residences and other major assets.