My mom died intestate when I was 17. I am her only child and she was a widow her only living next of kin is her brother. I am trying to avoid going through the court since washoe county doesn't want to let me file everything with the court on my own but hire an attorney instead. I realize that... Read more »
You can't get title with an affidavit. You will need to do a probate. The proper value of the estate is the value of the home at the time of your mother's death which is probably a lot less than the current value. The Court will accept the Zillow.com value and the Zillow.com website...Read more »
NRS 134.160 Kindred of half blood. Kindred of the half blood inherit equally with those of the whole blood in the same degree, unless the inheritance comes to the decedent by descent or devise from an ancestor, in which case all those who are not of the blood of the ancestor are... Read more »
The easy answer is that if the house was truly held in joint tenancy by Mom and Dad, Dad owns the whole house upon Mom's death. (You or your lawyer can file an Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant with attached death certificates on both to move the ownership from joint to your father's...Read more »
The courts will not accept the County Assessor's value. They will accept Zillow.com evaluation and the proper evaluation is the date of death evaluation. Zillow has a tool that lets you get the value for any month going back several years. Zillow.com evaluations don't take into account...Read more »
It would be a cheaper and simpler probate process if you could get the value of the house down to no more than $100,000 so you could do a set-aside--assuming you could truthfully state under penalty of perjury that all known debts have been paid.
You can do the zillow.com evaluation at the...Read more »
Stepmother/Father bought house together three years ago in vegas and she may have been his beneficiary for his 401k but we would like to see the will because he previously told me we were mentioned in it for when she dies.
Haven't seen online any filing of the will with the courts or... Read more »
If your dad and his wife bought a house together they likely bought it as joint tenants meaning that if one of them dies, the other becomes the owner. You can go the Clark County Recorder's website (if the house was in Clark County, NV) and search by address or name or Assessors Parcel Number....Read more »
The mortgage company may have a right to call the mortgage as the original owner is no longer the owner. However, the estate does qualify for a set-aside in Nevada based on the facts you have provided. You have a legal right to try to do this yourself, but most people will need to hire a lawyer. If...Read more »
Our firm does uncontested probates at discounted rates through out Nevada if the are Set Asides, Summary Administration or General Administration. These terms are explained on our website, probatenevada.net
If the probate is contested (because family members are fighting) you want to...Read more »
I understand that the estate would have to go through probate and that an attorney is advisable. How is it that research firms get involved? Are they assigned by the County or State, or do they pursue heirs based on their research of County death records for their own interests? Do you advise the... Read more »
If you can determine where the asset is w/o a "research firm" you don't need to pay them. The Las Vegas (Clark County) probate judge does not approve of fees over 10% to a research firm. You can Google around until you get to the State Treasurer's unclaimed property website....Read more »
The Clerk's office will be happy to take an original will from you if you advise that the person who wrote the will has died and simply hand it to them along with the filing fee. In Clark County (home to Las Vegas) the filing fee is $18. However, they will not accept a copy for filing.
Provided that the home is held in joint tenancy and ditto for other assets, you own everything without probate. Your phrase "jointly held" can be tricky. Unless the deed to the home contains the words, "joint tenancy" or "with right of survivorship" half of the home...Read more »
Investments are considered "personal property" as contrasted with real estate or "real property." All personal property, wherever located, should be probated--if probate is necessary--in the state the Decedent was a resident of when he died. For this reason probate courts look...Read more »
I inherited these Timeshares and was told the only way to get rid of them is to have them Probated through a Nevada Court. The original owner was never a resident of Nevada. The timeshare Main Office is in Florida. The Will states that I inherit any Real Property. To my understanding that is... Read more »
Unfortunately, Nevada takes the position that the timeshares are real property (real estate) not personal property. The deed probably has an Assessor's Parcel Number on it and was recorded as a deed. Nevada does not have a simple affidavit procedure for the transfer of real estate below a...Read more »
There is less than $70,000 in equity if we sell the home and payoff reverse mtge, no other assets - household items all to be donated to a local charity. I am the executor of the trust. Based on above information do I need to probate her estate?
If the house is titled in the name of the trust, you (technically the Successor Trustee rather than Executor) may sell the house (or transfer it according to what the trust says) without going through probate. Based on your question, I see no need to spend money on probate. Congratulations to your...Read more »
told many people including his CPA of 15 yrs that he didn't want his stuff going to family he disowned 30 yrs prior. Roommate is listed as beneficiary on at least one bank account. Can he and friends contest the probated estate going to his family? Roommate has also been locked out of the... Read more »
As to property with a payable on death beneficiary, that property will go to the payable on death beneficiary. As to all other property it will go the closest relative(s) who are related by blood. The Decedent could have disowned his family in a properly executed Will but in the absence of a Will,...Read more »
In Nevada if the personal representative is appointed with Full Authority Under the Independent Administration of Estates Act, the personal rep sets the sales price and give notice to all beneficiaries. If anyone objects, then the following procedure is used which is also used if the personal rep....Read more »
Mother passed in Fernley, NV almost a year ago. Father passed prior to. House was to be sold and divided evenly between children (4,all adult). One of the siblings is buying house at fair market value ($69,000). All are in agreement.
Yes, it has to go thru probate. The Set-Aside proceeding can be used since the amount is under $100,000. If house was held in joint tenancy by both parents, there will also have to be an Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant filed saying that when Dad passed, Mom became the 100% owner. Then Mom's...Read more »
As a general rule, things that have a title such as cars, bank accounts, real estate etc. are in a trust only if the tile has been changed to put the property in a trust. So if I own a house title in my name and I leave a trust saying my goes to A and a Will saying my house goes to B, B wins...Read more »
One of his sisters advised me to find out if my name is on any of his accounts, policies, and to start going thru my receipts. The sister that gave me the advice was the one I thought he had listed at his current beneficiary. He did not have a WILL. We had separate bank accounts, 401k, profit... Read more »
The only easy step you can take is to get a copies of his death certificate and with those contact any financial institution where you believe you might be the beneficiary. Say that you understand that you are a payable on death beneficiary on the account. If you are, the institution should give...Read more »
Because the house was in his sole name the Will giving it to you can only be given effect through the probate process. (This assumes he was unmarried when he died, because if he was married, the wife might have rights to the house depending on the total fact situation.)
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