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Family Focused Estate Planning
We are an estate planning law firm in Reno, NV dedicated to helping families of all kinds protect their loved ones, preserve their assets, and secure a great future. Our goal is to make sure that your loved ones are protected, no matter who they are. Whether you’re a parent to young children, an empty nester enjoying retirement, or a grandparent pondering your legacy, we want to provide you with personalized service to accomplish your estate planning goals.
Unlike traditional law firms that charge by the hour and approach estate planning as a one-time transaction, we provide custom, flat-fee estate plans that are carefully designed around the needs of your family. Most importantly, we also provide you a lifelong relationship with us as your trusted advisor so you can be sure we’re not just here for you and your loved ones today, but for all the exciting years to come.
Our Reno estate planning attorney can help you:
- Set up a living trust to reduce probate expenses and make sure your family members are taken care of after you’re gone.
- Appoint a guardian for your minor children in case anything should happen to you or your spouse.
- State your wishes for end-of-life care, so that you can pass away with dignity when the time comes.
- Avoid guardianship by appointing someone today who can make medical and financial decisions for you in the event you become incapacitated.
- And more
We’ve put every effort into building the best estate planning practice in Reno, and we believe it shows.
We believe in providing fair and straight-forward pricing, which is why we use flat-fees for all of our estate planning services. Clients love that they know exactly how much their estate planning will cost and don’t have to worry about any surprises or hidden costs.
We recognize that our clients are unique and love that each has different backgrounds, life circumstances, and aspirations. Estate planning is not one-size-fits-all! That is why all of our estate plans are custom tailored for each and every client.
Almost every law firm offers estate planning as a service, but most of the time it’s just a small part of their overall practice. We decided to take a different approach. Instead of being good at everything, we decided to narrow our focus and be great at just a few thing: estate planning, tax, and probate.
Estate planning can feel daunting, but we are firm believers that protecting your family shouldn’t feel like a chore. We’ve streamlined the estate planning process to make the experience as quick and easy as possible. Our goal is to complete your estate plan within four weeks of your first consultation with us.
Working with Tyson Cross was a great experience for us. He is thoughtful, courteous, professional, and comprehensive. I highly recommend this law firm for estate planning.Dennis P.
Commonly asked questions about estate planning in Reno, Nevada
Generally speaking, estate planning is a broad term that covers the process of drafting wills, trusts, and other documentation used to transfer property after your death. But we like to tell clients that estate planning is about planning ahead for every stage of life– not just after you pass away. For example, an estate plan can help ensure that your children will be well cared for if something happens to your or your spouse. It can protect your assets from the cost of long-term care and give you control over your financial and healthcare decisions if you become incapacitated. And of course, it can allow you to give what you want, when you want, to the people you want, in the manner you want.
In short, estate planning gives you control, as well as the peace of mind that comes with having a plan in place to make things as easy on your family as possible when the inevitable occurs.
The exact contents of an estate plan are different for everyone. Generally, an estate plan should include all of the following:
- Last will and testament
- Financial power of attorney
- Medical power of attorney
- Advanced Healthcare Directive
Many people will also need a living trust, but not everyone. We generally recommend a living trust whenever our clients own real estate, even if it’s just their personal residence. But there are other factors that can weigh in favor or against a trust, and we’re happy to review your situation and make a recommendation during your initial consultation.
Many people decide against getting an estate plan because they believe it’s too costly. The truth is that estate planning is actually very affordable. A full estate plan including a living trust will cost in the range of $1,800 to $2,300. A simple estate plan without a living trust would be in the $500 to $750 range. This is a fraction of the cost that your family will have to pay in probate fees.
A common misconception is that estate planning is only necessary if you’re wealthy. Although having lots of money or other property certainly makes good estate planning all the more important, everyone needs to have a will or other estate plan in place in the event of their death. This includes people who have only minimal assets.
I have an estate plan from California (or another state), do I need a new one now that I moved to Nevada?
In most cases, a properly executed will or trust from California or another state will still be effective in Nevada. However, it’s still good idea to get these documents reviewed by an attorney to make sure they comply with Nevada’s legal requirements. This is also usually a good time to update certain provisions that might be out of date.
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