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Can my parent's creditor go after a joint account after mom or dad dies?

This is a common question and there are a lot of misconceptions out there regarding jointly held property. First off, a jointly-held account with rights of survivorship (hereinafter referred to as ...
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Does jointly-held property avoid probate in Connecticut?

I cannot tell you the number of times I have heard from someone that they were told by [insert name] that if they put their spouse or child on the deed to their house that they will avoid probate. ...
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Why Is Holding Property Jointly a Bad Idea?

There are so many reasons to steer clear from jointly-held property that I could probably write a few pages on the subject. Since, however, I am sure most of my readers would prefer not to read ...
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