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 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
What Happens If Someone in Nevada Dies Without a Will?
What happens if someone in Nevada dies without a will? A common misconception is that the state automatically gets a person’s assets, but that’s not true. Intestate Succession statutes are laws that come into play when someone passes away without a will. If you pass away without a will, then you don’t have a plan […]January 9, 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
Probate Series Part 2: Set Aside Estates valued under $100,000
Probate is the court process of transferring the decedent’s assets to the heirs. The type of probate depends on how much the estate is worth. This specific post focuses solely on Set Aside Estates, which are estates valued at less than $100,000. The difference between this and an affidavit of entitlement (discussed in a previous […]December 12, 2019
Probate Series Part 1: Affidavit of Entitlement for Estates Valued Under $25,000
Today we’re going to do part one of a four-part series on probate in Clark County, Nevada. Probate is the court process of transferring the decedent’s assets to the heirs. Part one is today and focuses on affidavits of entitlement. In sum, probate is all about how much the deceased individual’s assets are worth. So, […]December 5, 2019