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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 your estate before it’s too late is an important component behind keeping...

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 emotional and often result in angst for all the parties involved.  As revealed in a recent...

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 grieve in peace. With the following tips, you can speed up the probate process or skip it...

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 a reversal of the trial court’s dismissal of a case where the appellate court found...

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 more than 10 years. The significant other had prepared a Will which bequeathed everything to...

The Law Offices of Lee A. Drizin have been helping families in Nevada for over two decades with their probate, inheritance and estate issues. We’ll be here for your family throughout this difficult time to ensure they receive the support they need.  The distribution of assets upon the death...

There are different types of administration under Nevada probate law.  The amount of attorneys’ fees may depend on the size of the estate.  The following is an overview of the different types of estate administration: Estates below $20,000 are able to file an Affidavit of...

RETIREMENT BENEFITS AND PROBATE When you create an IRA or pension plan, you have the opportunity to designate a beneficiary.  A beneficiary is the person who receives the benefits upon your death.  Ordinarily, the beneficiary will contact the fiduciary upon your death, present a Death...

What to Do When You Suspect Financial Abuse Consumer Reports magazine: January 2013 (ConsumerReports.org®) Consumer Reports  wrote an informative article on the exploitation of seniors, “Protecting Mom & Dad’s Money”.   It will be included in their January 2013 edition.  Our Las...