Low-Cost Probate Administration In Las Vegas
Probate is the legal process used to wrap up the estate of a person who has died. The process involves the collection, inventory and appraisal of assets; handling of estate disputes; filing and payment of estate taxes, payment and collection of debts; and the distribution of remaining estate assets to rightful beneficiaries.
For two decades, Cassady Law Offices, P.C., has assisted individuals and families throughout Southern Nevada with navigating the complex probate process and working to ensure that decedents’ wishes are carried out. We work closely with clients to simplify this challenging process and make it less stressful — and more affordable – for all involved.
How Does Having An Estate Plan Affect Probate?
A thorough and strategic estate plan can actually help you avoid probate. When clients come to us with this goal, we utilize a variety of strategies for avoiding probate in Nevada, including revocable living trusts, beneficiary designations and joint ownership interests.
Even if probate cannot be avoided in a given case, it is still highly beneficial to have an estate plan in place, as this will make the probate process faster, easier and more predictable.
Types Of Probate Proceedings
In Nevada, the size of the decedents’ estate will determine whether the probate process is relatively straightforward or extremely complex. For smaller estates, an affidavit of entitlement, small estate set aside and summary administration are cost-effective and faster alternatives to general probate administration. The majority of estates valued over $200,000, however, will be required to go through general probate administration. At Cassady Law Offices, P.C., we can help you understand which type of probate proceeding is necessary and help you complete the components of the process.
What To Know About Ancillary Probate
Each state can only transfer ownership of real estate located within its own borders. Therefore, if someone owns real estate in Nevada but isn’t a resident of Nevada, that real estate will need to go through its own probate process (separate from the process in the decedent’s home state). This is what’s known as ancillary probate.
Probating real estate in Nevada (or anywhere else) requires the help of local attorneys licensed in that state. Our firm offers convenient and experienced ancillary probate services for properties in the Las Vegas area and throughout Southern Nevada. Because you likely also reside outside of Nevada, most of our work with you can be handled by phone, email, U.S. mail and other means that reduce or eliminate the need for travel.
When Is It Important To Hire A Probate Attorney?
You want the process to go smoothly, especially if you are also trying to cope with the grief of losing a loved one. Therefore, it is a good idea to work with an experienced attorney. For very small estates or those with simple assets, a probate attorney may not be necessary. For everyone else, skilled legal help is a worthwhile investment.
Why Work With Cassady Law Offices, P.C.?
Probate can be an emotional, time-consuming and expensive process, especially if the decedent did not have a will or had a poorly drafted will that is difficult to interpret. You can rely on our experience to guide you through this process.
Family owned and operated since 2002, Cassady Law Offices, P.C., has extensive experience representing clients in estate administration proceedings in probate courts throughout Southern Nevada. Our attorneys take a special interest in probating estates faced with complex tax issues and the distribution of substantial assets. We are committed to helping our clients minimize tax liabilities and preserve estate resources.
Assistance With Probate In Henderson And Throughout Southern Nevada
Contact Cassady Law Offices, P.C., to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with one of our knowledgeable Las Vegas probate lawyers. You can send us an email or call us at 800-557-6423 or 702-706-1083. We look forward to speaking with you.