North Las Vegas, NV asked in Probate for Nevada

Q: Husband has passed, resident of Nevada. Assets & home are jointly held. Do I need a probate lawyer?

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Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: 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 will have to thru probate. (I assume this is a Nevada home.) The good news is that in almost all case in which a husband and wife take title to real estate in Nevada one of the two magic phrases just cited is used in the deed.

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