Want to learn more about estate planning? You’ve come to the right place. On this page, you’ll find answers to the most common questions that people ask when they’re thinking about getting a will or estate plan.
Estate Planning Basics
- What is Estate planning? This is probably the most frequently asked question we encounter. Here’s a simple explantation.
- What does an estate plan actually include? An estate plan includes a will, plus other documents meant to cover all the problems that arise when the unthinkable happens. Here is a complete list of the documents most commonly included in an estate plan.
- I’m not rich, do I really need an estate plan? Yes, estate planning is for everyone. Here are the benefits of having an estate plan whether you’re rich or not.
- Aren’t I too young ? It’s never to early to have an estate plan, but it’s often too late. Don’t be one of those people who put’s off estate planning until it’s too late, and as a result leaves their family unprepared and unprotected.
- Won’t my spouse get all my property anyways? In some cases, no. The laws of intestate succession in Nevada do not always give everything to your spouse. Here’s some more information on Nevada’s intestacy laws.
- I already have a will, do I need an estate plan? What’s the difference? A will is just one part of an estate plan. You should also having a financial power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, and maybe a living trust.
Hiring an Estate Planning Attorney
- How much does estate planning cost? It’s common to think that an estate plan is too costly. Here’s some information on the fees our office charges for estate planning services, many of which are very affordable.
- I found some forms online. Do I need a lawyer or can I just use these? Here’s our thoughts on cheap and easy online forms.
- Do I need a lawyer for a simple will? Not every person needs an estate planning lawyer to draft their will. Here’s our take on it.
- My estate plan was drafted years ago and I don’t remember the lawyer who did it, what should I do? This is not a problem. You can bring your estate plan into our office for a review and re-drafting (if needed).
- I can’t afford a lawyer. What are my options?” There are a number of low cost or even free services and resources for those who can’t afford to hire a divorce lawyer. Here’s a list of resources in the Reno-Sparks area.