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You understand that by definition, "in general" means "usually" or in other words, not always, right?

That phrase was in a different sentence. This sentence, posted by you, stands alone:

"Simply naming a beneficiary on your account will take care of things just as easy, will supersede the will/trust, and will avoid probate, all with that same death certificate."

And it is false, or at best misleading, because only certain registrations avoid probate. You can add beneficiaries to certain registrations and they *still* pass through probate. I work with such cases.

You can have an account titled 'Community Property with Rights of Survivorship' and it will likely avoid probate. If you live in a community property state, you and your spouse (or registered domestic partner) may be able to avoid probate by taking title to property as “community property with the right of survivorship.”


Why choose a registration which "may" avoid probate, when others *do*, such as JTWROS?
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