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Nolo has good information on wills and estate planning, including living trusts, at http://www.nolo.com/lawcenter/ency/index.cfm/catID/FD1795A9-8049-422C-9087838F86A2BC2B#Subtopic27

If you & your husband own your home as joint owners with right of survivorship, it will automatically go to the survivor without having to go through probate when one of you dies. I'd want the title in this form, and think about whether to create a living trust later.

You would still need a will, to cover any property that you have not transferred into the trust.

There's more info on other ways to avoid probate at http://www.nolo.com/lawcenter/ency/article.cfm/objectID/EC0C33D5-1A74-4312-9C7BC3B408297398/catID/C0A090EC-1E01-4B51-8FB8D7727BF91358
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