Do Annuities Avoid Probate?
Some tips to help you find ways to avoid having your investments tied up and unavailable to you in the loss of a loved one, “Do Annuities Avoid Probate?”
When considering your future in the event of the loss of a loved one, especially if that loved one is the bread primary bread winner of the family, there are a number of ways to go about insuring that your financial investments are available to the ones that are left. You might ask, “Do annuities avoid probate?
Do annuities avoid probate?
The answer to that question is always yes. That is the correct answer if the person purchasing the annuity has taken the right steps to set the annuity up in the first place.
Steps to set up a proper annuity.
When setting up an annuity, a beneficiary is named to receive the payments regardless whether that is the same person that set it up in the first place, or the person that the purchaser has decided to endow with payments from the annuity.
What happens to property after the death of the owner?
In all legal matters involving the dispensation of property owned by a person that is now deceased, if the said property has been left in only that persons name, then there will need to be a hearing pertaining to that property involving all legal heirs to that property. The court then decides who gets what of the property.
Advantages of dual ownership of property.
In cases where a spouse dies and all property including annuities are in both spouses names, or there is a form stating P. O. D. (Paid on Death) clause in it then there will be no need to ask “Do annuities avoid probate?” because the answer is a resounding “yes” the property belongs to the surviving spouse.
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