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Losing a loved one is devastating. During the process of mourning your loss, you may be asked to start the probate process to settle your loved one's estate. Due to the serious and sensitive nature of your case, we strongly advise you to immediately retain Bowler Dixon & Twitchell LLP.

Our attorney in Las Vegas will treat you with the care and respect that you deserve. We have received top ratings and have over five decades of experience. We will guide you through the complexities of the legal system and help you make informed decisions with all of your estate planning.

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We can compassionately guide you through probate. Contact our firm at (702) 703-6998 for exceptional legal guidance. Our attorneys serve Las Vegas, Henderson, and the surrounding areas.

Which Probate Process Works For Your Estate?

Probate is a legal process where the courts determine how to divide the assets to the family members and beneficiaries of a loved one who has passed. If there is a will, the person designated as the executor will see that all of the assets are properly distributed.

Nevada’s law regulates distribution by how much the estate is worth and its size. It may not be necessary to settle smaller estates through probate, as an example. If you need assistance familiarizing yourself with all of the details, do not hesitate to ask our Las Vegas attorneys for assistance.

Here is an outline of how probate works for the varying estate sizes:

  • Estates under $20, 000: file an Affidavit of Entitlement
  • Estates under $100, 000: use the “set aside without administration” procedure
  • Estates worth more than $100, 000 but under $200, 000: summary administration procedure
  • Estates above $200, 000: full administration

As you can see, the larger the estate, the more it would is required from you. We would be more than happy to discuss with you the requirements for your individual probate matter. We can guide you through every step of the process, from gathering any necessary documentation, such as your loved one’s will, to the appointment of an executor.

When Should You Get The Court Involved?

Estate administration is often a slow process that involves looking at a decedent's assets and dividing them according to law and his or her wishes. General administration involves categorizing assets not listed in a trust and then handing them down according to the decedent's will (or intestate statutes if there is no will).

Normally, a close family member is appointed to handle probate unless the decedent has appointed a specific person as executor in his or her will.

When arranging an estate for probate, parties need to choose whether they are going to opt for supervised or unsupervised administration. Supervised administration will involve the court and will make having a Las Vegas lawyer on your side even more crucial.

We suggest that you get the court involved if:

  • There are disputes about the will's validity
  • The will contains vague, disputable language
  • Beneficiaries disagree on the estate's administration
  • The decedent died intestate, and the heirs are not known
  • The estate contains assets that are difficult to value or sell

Unsupervised administration is permissible if the estate is solvent, which means that it has more assets than debts and if the will authorizes it. Also, all heirs to the will must agree for unsupervised administration. A court-appointed executor will be required to handle the administration and sale of all assets and will not be required to request court approval for decisions.

Documents To Bring To Your Probate Attorney

If you are entering probate for an estate you will be required to provide your probate attorney with documentation from your deceased loved one during your first appointment. You will need to bring the following with you:

  • The Death Certificate

  • Most Recent Bank Statement

  • Retirement Statements

  • Contact Information of Relatives

  • Original Will/Trust

  • Assets Documents

How Long Does Probate Take In Nevada?

The probate process usually takes approximately 120-180 days to complete. This allows for the required time to alert creditors and give them the opportunity to file a claim. However, the process will be extended if complications were to arise.

Call our legal team at (702) 703-6998 or contact us online to schedule an appointment!

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