Nevada Probate Attorneys : Las Vegas | Henderson | Summerlin
It is difficult when a relative or someone who was close you dies (called the "decedent"). When that happens, however, it is generally time to get a probate attorney involved. A probate attorney can help make sure that the decedent's property is legally distributed to the right people.
In Nevada, we have specific statutes that govern the probate process. These statutes generally require court involvement. The word "probate" means "to test." The court "probates" (or tests) any will the decedent left and helps make sure that only the proper people receive the decedent's property. It is usually best to have a probate attorney to help guide you through the process and to appear in court for you.
The type of probate varies with the size of the decadent's estate. An estate with less than $20,000.00 in assets and no real estate can be distributed without court involvement by filing an affidavit of entitlement. An estate with less than $100,000.00 in assets can qualify for a "set aside" without formal administration Set asides can generally be completed relatively quickly and inexpensively. An estate with more than $100,000.00 in assets generally requires a full probate. Set asides are relatively quick and easy. A larger estate generally goes through the full probate process and can take a few months or, if disputed or especially complex, a few years. Most probates are completed in a matter of months. Our probate attorneys can help you handle a probate as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Sometimes, people close to the decedent disagree about how the decedent's assets should be distributed. When there is a legitimate dispute, it is time to get a probate litigator involved. Our probate litigators can investigate the issues, establish a litigation strategy and go to court to fight for you.
We offer free 30-minute probate consultations at our office locations in Henderson and Las Vegas.