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Common Ways to Title Your Home

Common Ways to Title Your Home by ACTEC Fellows Chang H. Chae and Shaheen I. Imami Understand your options when deciding how to title your home. There are several options: Tenancy by the Entirety (TBE), Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship (JTWROS), Tenancy in...
Owning Property and Titling Assets

Owning Property and Titling Assets

Owning Property and Titling Assets by ACTEC Fellows Stephanie Perry and Akane R. Suzuki An overview of the various ways assets, such as a home, can be titled to reflect the legal ownership of the property. There are a number of ways real estate can be titled: joint...
Gift Tax Exemption

Gift Tax Exemption

Gift Tax Exemption by ACTEC Fellows Jean G. Carter and Larry H. Rocamora The lifetime gift tax exemption amount is $11.58 million in 2020, increasing to $11.7 million in 2021. It is important to know about timing on using the estate tax exemption. The exemption is...
Who Pays Taxes on a Gift?

Who Pays Taxes on a Gift?

Who Pays Taxes on a Gift? by ACTEC Fellows Natalie M. Perry and Robert E. Temmerman, Jr.​ The significance of the gift tax exemption and estate tax exemption is key when considering making a lifetime gift. ACTEC Fellows Natalie M. Perry and Robert E. Temmerman, Jr....
What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

What is a Prenuptial Agreement? by ACTEC Fellows Anne W. Coventry and Natalie M. Perry A prenup, premarital agreement, is a contract between two people prior to a marriage covering how their property is to be managed. Learn when it’s important to create a premarital...