Reno Estate Planning Lawyer


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. At Cross Law Group, 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 with 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 lawyer 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

If you were to pass away suddenly, how would your family survive financially?

It’s not something that we like to think about, but a poorly structured estate could leave your assets (and, by association, your loved ones and dependents) tied up in legal red tape in the event of your death.

What Is Estate Planning?

Simply put, estate planning is the process of planning ahead for your death or disability.  It includes instructions for who is to receive your property after you pass away, what they will receive, as well as when they will receive it. Good estate planning also takes into account the possibility that you will become seriously ill or injured and will need someone else to manage your affairs. Regardless of the circumstances, the goal of estate planning in Reno is to make it as easy as possible for your family to deal with your death, injury, or illness.

What Does Estate Planning Include?

The first document in every estate plan is the Last Will and Testament. This is the legal document that controls how your property is distributed. It can also be used to nominate a guardian for your minor children if you have any. An estate plan should also include a financial power of attorney and a healthcare power of attorney. These are documents that appoint someone to make financial and medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable. Many estate plans also include a living trust, which we generally recommend if you own real estate, have multiple beneficiaries or want to prevent your heirs from squandering their inheritance.

How Much Does Estate Planning Cost?

The cost of estate planning depends on the complexity of your estate. At Cross Law Group, our attorneys generally charge a flat fee for estate planning services in Reno. We believe this is the best pricing model because it allows you, the consumer, to budget and plan accordingly for payment of your attorney’s fees. Hourly rates, on the other hand, can lead to unexpected bills that are far more than originally estimated. With a flat rate, the risk of going over the original estimate is on the attorney — not you.

We typically charge $600-$800 for a simple will package and $1,500 – $2,200 for a living trust package. We recognize that it can be difficult to pay attorney’s fees all at once, so we offer payment plans to help make estate planning affordable for everyone.

Still Not Convinced? Speak With a Reno Estate Planning Attorney Today

We know that talking about estate planning is a big deal for most people, and understandably, you may be reluctant to start making any preparations.

If you are interested in learning more, perhaps you’d like to schedule a free consultation with our Reno estate planning lawyer. Each consultation is designed to give you all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your estate planning needs. There is no obligation, and we never use high-pressure sales tactics.

We want you to be confident about the level of estate planning you decide to establish for your family. Call now to set up a free consultation.