McKinney Estate Planning Attorney
Call to Request a Consultation 214.499.9647
Our Practice Areas The Willingham Law Firm, PC

Transfer on Death Deed (TOD)

What is a TOD & What are the Benefits?

A transfer on death deed (TOD) is a legal document that can be used to transfer property to designated beneficiaries upon death. Many individuals use this estate planning tool to pass on real estate to their loved ones and it provides an extensive range of benefits. While regular deeds automatically transfer the designated property upon signing, many individuals do not want this to occur while they are still alive, and it also may create additional taxation issues.

At The Willingham Law Firm, PC, our McKinney estate planning attorneys can help you create a TOD that adequately expresses your final wishes with respect to transfer of property. With a solid and comprehensive estate plan in place, both you and your family can enjoy security and peace of mind far into the future!

Having a TOD in place provides numerous advantages, such as:

  • Ensuring that your property is transferred to the designated beneficiaries upon death and your final wishes are carried out
  • Being able to retain ownership of the property while you are still alive
  • Avoiding the stress and expense of probate the probate process

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!

A transfer on death deed is often an excellent way to make sure that your property goes to the people you want it to go to. In fact, this document will trump living trusts, wills, and other legal documents. Generally speaking, creating a TOD is a relatively easy process, and having the assistance of an experienced team of McKinney estate planning lawyers can help ensure that the final document meets your needs and goals.

To learn if creating a TOD is the right fit for your situation, contact us today at (214) 499-9647 in McKinney, (972) 848-3357 in Plano, or (469) 447-7757 in Frisco to schedule a free consultation!

Recent Reviews
From Satisfied Clients

  • This is the best Law Firm that I’ve known.

    “This is the best Law Firm that I’ve known. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I don’t have any hesitation to recommend them to my friends, family or connections.”

    Trevor Budge

  • I am a former employee for the Willingham Law Firm and they are by far the best attorneys.

    “I am a former employee for the Willingham Law Firm and they are by far the best attorneys I have worked for, and I have worked for a few different ones in the past. They truly care about their clients and their staff. I highly recommend this firm if you are wanting to get any sort of Estate Planning done.”

    Rachelle Dytko

  • Taylor Willingham is an excellent, knowledge attorney.

    “Taylor Willingham is an excellent, knowledge attorney. I've used Taylor for my business formation as well as my personal will and trust. I would use him again, have referred him to family and friends, and will continue to do so. Taylor is a trusted and valuable resource that I highly recommend.”

    Courtney Hugghins

  • Me and my husband went to Willingham Law Firm to have wills done in our new home state of Texas.

    “Me and my husband went to Willingham Law Firm to have wills done in our new home state of Texas. Taylor and his staff exhibited extreme knowledge and skill with regard to estate law, which, in turn, put us at ease with the decisions we had to make. They guided us through each step and we couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. This place is top-notch! Thank you for all your help.”

    Stacy Rollans

  • Taylor and his team have been invaluable assets to me.

    “Taylor and his team have been invaluable assets to me. Taylor has a way of taking complicated subjects and breaking them down to something tangible and simple to work through. Rachelle might be the most helpful person ever! She has been great in explaining and teaching. Highly recommend the firm!”

    Brad Barton