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Estate Administration

Be Prepared

Be prepared,  is a statement that we hear very often. In all aspects, it is important that we are prepared for what is going to happen. There are different ways in which you can prepare for disaster,…
Facts About A Last Will and Testament

Facts About A Last Will and Testament

A Last Will and Testament is a legal declaration in which a person names one or more persons to manage his or her estate. In the Last Will and Testament, a person will be able to state how they would like…
Communicating About Estate Planning

What Matters Are Involved With Probates

Probate is a legal process in which the deceased person’s assets are divided among the living heirs according to Nevada Law or the beneficiaries at the direction of the Decedent’s Will.  When you…
Worse than “Snakes on a Plane”

Worse than “Snakes on a Plane”

Could there be anything worse than Snakes on a Plane? A Maryland couple are suing the seller and her agent claiming they knew the house was infested with snakes.  The buyers, during the course of…
Law and Out of Order

Law and Out of Order

So when is Law and out of order? Even if someone creating a Will has testamentary capacity, a document can still be set aside as invalid if undue influence exists as a New Hampshire police officer recently learned.
Nevada Probate Attorney Fees

Why Hire A Probate Attorney

Why hire a Probate Attorney when you are dealing with an estate? Well, there is a really good reason for that. When someone you know passes away, their belongings go into what is called an estate. There…
Fiduciary Duty

Fiduciary Duty

Fiduciary Duty: Trustees and personal representatives of an estate are fiduciaries and have certain duties and obligations that must be met. If they breach their duty as a fiduciary, they may be removed from their role and may be personally liable for any losses that they have caused.
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Three Misconceptions Regarding Wills

Three Misconceptions Regarding Wills, wills are like many other legal documents: most people have an idea of what they are, but do not fully understand them until they go through the process of getting…
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Probate Terminology

If you are in the position of serving as the administrator or executor of an estate, you may be feeling overwhelmed. In addition to the loss of a friend of loved one, you have certain duties as an estate…
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Letters of Entitlement

In Nevada, there are several different methods set forth to administer an estate. Which one is used depends a lot on the size of the estate, in terms of monetary value. There are four primary methods:…
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Intentions of Whitney Houston Likely to Fail

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the child of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has been removed from a ventilator, remains in a coma and continues to show no signs of improvement. The Houston and Brown families…
A Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell

Dean Smith, beloved coach of the University of North Carolina basketball team for 36 seasons passed away in February 2015 at the age of 83.  As part of his estate plan he included a surprise – he provided…
Divorce is going to the dogs!

Divorce is going to the dogs!

I ran into an old colleague the other day.  He recently broke off a long term engagement with his fiancé.  He proceeded to tell me that they get along well and had an elaborate custody and visitation…
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Take the First Steps in Planning Your Estate

What is Estate Planning? Basically, estate planning involves the process of deciding what you want to happen to your assets and your dependents when you pass away or can no longer make decisions for yourself. Planning…
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The Danger of Letting Emotions Dictate Your Actions

Some of the most difficult situations I encounter involve disputes between adult children from a prior marriage and the parent’s subsequent spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend.  These situations can be highly…
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Save Time & Money With These Helpful Probate Shortcuts

When a loved one has passed away, the last thing anyone wants to do is deal with frustrating legal processes. You deserve to have any assets that are owed to you released in a timely manner so you can…
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Will May be Contested Even When Testator Possessed Capacity

Even when a Decedent is believed to have had testamentary capacity at the time a Will was executed, the document may be set aside if it was the result of undue influence.  A recent Illinois decision involved…
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Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Not retaining an estate planning attorney to assist you with the preparation of your Will can have drastic and unintended results. I recently met with a woman who had lived with her significant other for…