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The right wording in a will can help avoid probate litigation

One of the most fundamental parts of a Nevada estate plan is a will. This document is intended to provide direction to heirs and beneficiaries on how an estate is to be distributed. However, anyone who is familiar with the legal realm knows that the words in such a document can be open to interpretation. That is why the right wording is crucial, and can help avoid the potential for probate litigation.

Know your rights and options in probate litigation

No one wants to think of probate litigation being a possibility in the aftermath of the death of a loved one. However, the unfortunate reality is that sometimes, probate litigation is necessary. When it is, Nevada residents need to know their rights and options in the process.

How can Nevada residents avoid probate?

For many Nevada residents, the primary goal of the estate planning process is avoiding probate. Probate can be a time-consuming process, and can also drain assets from the estate in question. So, how can Nevada residents design their estate plans to avoid probate?

What are common causes of probate litigation?

One of the main reasons that Nevada residents make comprehensive estate plans is to avoid the potential for probate litigation when the time for the plan to be implemented comes. No one likes to think of their heirs and beneficiaries being tied up in the probate court system fighting over assets. However, the reality is that probate litigation is common enough. So, what are the common causes of probate litigation in Nevada?

Putting the right value on one's property

Often overlooked, one of the steps in the probate or trust administration is the act of putting a value on the property that is part of the estate or in the trust. How much a piece of property was worth at the time of a person's death can have huge implications with respect to taxes and other things.

What happens when a person leaves multiple wills?

It is not uncommon for a Henderson, Nevada, resident, over the course of his or her life, to write more than one will. After all, a person's life circumstances may change over time, and with those changes, a person may decide that he or she wants to leave his or her wealth to someone else.

We represent clients in complicated guardianship cases

A previous post on this blog talked about the process of obtaining a legal guardianship in Nevada and what sort of issues might arise as a result. To review, a guardianship involves a court appointing a seemingly trustworthy person to manage the assets or even the living arrangements and medical care of someone who is no longer able to do so.

Possible legal issues in Nevada guardianships

A resident of the Las Vegas area may hope that with careful estate planning, including the drafting of a power of attorney, his or her financial and physical needs can be addressed by a loved one in the event that he or she is unable to do so without help, whether due to declining health or for some other reason.

Legal help for a very sensitive time

A previous post on this blog talked about how Nevada living wills, while they are intended to help families and doctors make end-of-life decisions for a loved one who might not be able to speak for themselves, can actually create a lot of confusion when family members are not seeing eye-to-eye about what is in the best interest of their incapacitated friend or relative.

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