Parental gifts and borrowers of convenience

Here is some food for thought. A borrower put their parents on title to help with servicing of  a loan and for additional security, after their divorce.  It was required to be 10%.

The parents passed away and the client could not meet the payments due to adverse life circumstances and was declared bankrupt.

The trustee of the parents estate claimed the 1/10th ownership of the property even though the beneficiaries ( sisters and brother) all said the arrangement was for convenience.

Now the trustee in bankruptcy has a claim from the executor of the parents estate.

A messy situation and if you have done this maybe you should think about undoing it soon.

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