Make no mistake about it – the attorney for the Personal Representative or Administrator does NOT represent you. In 2011 the Nevada Legislature enacted laws which made it clear that the attorney retained by the Personal Representative does not owe any fiduciary duties to the beneficiaries of a Nevada Probate Estate. So, the question is who looks out for your interests? The Nevada Personal Representative is supposed to act in the best interests of the Beneficiaries; however, a Nevada Probate Beneficiary should not necessarily blindly rely upon the Personal Representative, especially if this person is also a beneficiary or is unknown to you.
While a Personal Representative has great discretion in the handling of the affairs of the Probate, this doesn’t mean they can’t be held accountable for their actions if they are negligent or intentionally harm the interests of other beneficiaries. An experienced Nevada Probate Attorney can assist beneficiaries in ensuring that they receive what they are entitled and that a Personal Representative or Administrator do not take needless actions at their expense. We have extensive experience representing individuals, non-profits corporations, and other institutions in supervising the probate process and providing guidance to probate beneficiaries.