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Written by attorney William Kenneth Sweeney | Sep 2, 2017

California Residential Ownership; Transfer of Property at Death

When a person dies the transfer of the deceased’s residential property (or any real property for that matter) becomes an issue. Who is entitled to the real property upon death depends on how the property was owned at the time of death. The following describes the various forms of ownership of residential property in California and, in general, how it would be distributed upon death.

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