Probate and Trust Administration

Help With Every Stage of the Probate Process

When a Nevada resident dies without proper estate planning, his or her assets must pass through the probate process.  Probate in Nevada is a court procedure established for the orderly administration of a decedent’s estate.  Probate can be time consuming, expensive, and fraught with pitfalls.

If the decedent had a Last Will and Testament, the probate court will first examine whether the Will is valid. If the Will is found to be valid, the court will then oversee the distribution of property and wrapping up of the probate estate according to the instructions in the Will. The named executor of the Will has many responsibilities during this process, which can be longer and more complicated that most would imagine. In Nevada, probate typically takes 9 months to a year to complete. Additionally, family members may step forward to contest the Will in front of the probate court if they believe they were wrongfully disinherited or had other issues with the Will. 

If a Nevada resident passes away will no Last Will and Testament, the probate court will determine how to distribute the estate assets in accordance with Nevada’s intestacy laws. This includes identifying and locating all possible heirs, which can be a difficult and complex process. Whenever probate is required, Cross Law provides knowledgeable and efficient services to make the probate process as smooth and stressless as possible for family members, potential heirs, and executors of wills.

Assisting With The Administration of Trusts

The attorney at Cross Law has extensive experience in administering living trusts after a person’s death. There are a number of steps that must be taken after a person dies with a living trust in Nevada, including the following:

  • Notice to all beneficiaries and heirs of the settlor’s death in accordance with Nevada law
  • Handling real property concerns
  • Gathering other assets
  • Identifying and paying taxes and debts from the Trust
  • Publishing notice to potential creditors
  • Keeping detailed accounting records
  • Distribution of the trust property to beneficiaries

Some trust administrations are easy and straightforward, while others may be quite complex. Either way, attorney Tyson Cross has the experience and skills to successfully navigate any trust administration.

Contact Us For Help Today

If you need assistance with the probate process or with the proper administration of a Trust after someone dies, do not hesitate to contact us to speak with an experienced Nevada attorney today.