General Probate Administration In Las Vegas
After the death of a loved one, surviving family and friends go through a grieving process. During this difficult time, it is important to receive clear and concise advice on how to handle the legal complexities, one of which is probate administration.
In Nevada, estates valued over $300,000 are required to go through general probate administration. The probate process includes appointing a personal representative, notifying creditors, liquidating estate assets, reviewing creditor claims, approving estate management and distributing assets to heirs.
The process can, unfortunately, result in disputes among family members and beneficiaries. The advice of an experienced Las Vegas estate administration lawyer can do much to minimize your legal burden and expedite the entire process.
At Cassady Law Offices, P.C., we maintain a comprehensive probate and estate administration practice that handles both litigation and non-litigation matters. From our offices in Las Vegas and in Henderson, we serve clients throughout southern Nevada. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.
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Family owned and operated for more than a decade, Cassady Law Offices, P.C., provides clients with a depth of experience across multiple legal areas that complement the handling of all probate matters. Our founding attorney, Jasen Cassady, is a certified financial planner with an advanced law degree in taxation. His knowledge and experience provide value and efficiency to our clients.
Our entire legal team prides itself on providing clients with the personal attention they need to accomplish their goals. Clients communicate directly with their attorney at all times, and we promptly address questions and concerns that may arise during the proceedings.
We are on the cutting edge of new estate administration and taxation laws and court precedents. When we work with you, you can rest assured that our legal team will do everything in their power to protect your family and assets for generations to come.
What Is The Process For General Probate Administration?
In general administration – the type of probate required for estates worth $300,000 or more – the process is to:
- File the petition for probate with the probate court in which the decedent resided upon their death.
- Have the court appoint a personal representative, who then files the will.
- Inventory the assets and have them professionally appraised.
- Contact the beneficiaries listed in the will.
- Repay any creditors or claimants.
The personal representative must open probate within two years from the date of the deceased person’s passing. It is wise to hire a probate attorney who can ensure you meet the deadlines and follow the state procedures correctly.
How Long Does The General Probate Administration Process Typically Take?
The probate process can take anywhere from six months to one or more years depending on the complexity of the estate and whether a dispute arises. In general probate administration, it usually takes nine to 12 months to complete the entire affair.
Contact A Henderson Probate Lawyer
Contact Cassady Law Offices, P.C., to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your questions about general probate administration in Las Vegas. You can send us an email or call us at 800-557-6423 or 702-706-1083. We look forward to speaking with you.