What is Probate?
What is Probate? Probate is the court process of transferring a descendant assets to their heirs, such as changing the name on the title of a house. When someone passes away, if they don’t have an Estate Plan (an order delegating who would to take possession of the decedent’s estate), a Probate case will need […]May 28, 2021
What Happens if I Inherit an NFA Firearm?
One question many NFA firearm owners do not think about is whether or not they need to place their guns into their trust. Firearms are a form of personal property and all personal property must appear in the inventory of the estate. In Nevada, firearms are not required to be registered. It is even legal […]May 21, 2021
Affidavit of Entitlement
What is an Affidavit of Entitlement? Today we are discussing small estates under $25,000.00, meaning that a person that passed away has an estate valued at no more than $25,000.00, and what to do in this case. When this is the case, it is likely that you do not need an attorney to claim the […]May 7, 2021
What Happens when One Spouse Passes and Leaves a Home?
Today I want to discuss a question that comes up quite frequently: What happens if my spouse passes away and they were the only one on Title to the marital residence? The short answer is that the spouse who is left behind will more than likely have to go to probate court. For example, if […]February 1, 2021
Selling a Home through Probate
Many times when someone dies, the major asset that they leave behind is their home. The home needs to go through probate court, unless there’s a trust in place or some other form of estate planning, whereby the house passes outside of probate. But in the normal everyday situation, if you don’t have an estate […]January 29, 2021
How to Start Probate
If you find yourself in a situation where a loved one has passed away and you know that you’ve got to do something, most likely file probate, you will probably need an attorney. Today I want to give you an idea of the process and some insight on questions and documents that an attorney may […]October 16, 2020
Probate – A Cautionary Tale
Today I want to provide you with a cautionary tale; the moral of the story being in order to avoid probate, you need to have an estate plan in place. If you want your heirs to avoid having to go to court and spend money from the estate, time and expense, then you need to […]September 10, 2020
Pros and Cons of Wills
Today I want to talk about the pros and cons of having a will. This topic has come up a lot lately with COVID as many people are starting to get concerned about having their estate plan in order, which honestly is a good thing. It doesn’t matter what’s going on in the world, you […]September 4, 2020
Probate Series Part 4: Full-Blown Probate for Estates Valued Over $300,000
What is probate? Probate is the court process of transferring the decedent’s assets to their heirs. Probate is organized based upon the value of the decedent’s assets. The higher the value, the longer and more expensive the process is in general. Full blown probates start when an estate has a value of $300,000.00 or more. […]December 26, 2019
Probate Series Part 3: Summary Administration for Estates Valued Between $100,000 and $300,000
I often get asked “what is probate?” Probate is the court process of transferring the decedent’s assets to the heirs. Whenever someone passes away and they have assets that don’t automatically transfer then their heirs have to go to probate court to obtain an order transferring the assets to the heirs. There are different levels […]December 23, 2019