Probate and estate planning are areas of law that are not often spoken about or are neglected by individuals due to facing the reality of death. Most people do not know they need assistance with a probate or an estate plan until it's too late.
Probate is a complicated process for anyone to try to handle without an attorney. This is because dealing with a probate court is not something that is common knowledge, and having to handle complicated legal matters while grieving the loss of a loved one is exceptionally agonizing.
Probate is the public process of filing and validating a will in court. The probate process allows creditors to come forward and ask for payment of debts owed by the estate. The Clark County District Court (probate court) will oversee the distribution of the assets in the estate either according to the terms of a valid will or under Nevada law if there is no will.
When handling a probate matter a person may deal with:
- Family members of decedent
- Creditors of the decedent
- Potential and actual heirs
- A surviving spouse of the decedent
- Opposing attorneys
- A judge
Due to the plethora of laws and individuals involved in a Nevada probate process, it it is best to hire an experienced attorney to assist with the court process. In most instances, attorneys fees are paid by the estate, meaning you will not have to spend your own money to handle a deceased individual's probate in Nevada.
Stovall and Associates has been in Las Vegas for over four decades and has handled thousands of probate cases in Clark County and Pahrump. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Our attorneys have the expertise to assist with:
- Wills and Will Disputes
- Trusts and Trust Disputes
- Powers of Attorney
- Guardianship and Guardianship Disputes
- Liability of Guardians
- Trustees and Administrators
- Trust Administration
- Trust Litigation
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims