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Q: Is a Nevada DEED UPON DEATH document still required to go through Probate?

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

A: The Deed Upon Death was designed by the Nevada legislature to function like a payable on death bank account. The Deed Upon Death has to be filed with the County Recorder prior to the death of the grantor and then upon the death of the grantor, the grantee files an Affidavit of Death of Grantor along with a death certificate with the County Recorder. BUT, Nevada title insurance companies won't sell title insurance if the new grantee wants to sell the property until 18 months after the death of the grantor. So, in some cases, if the grantee wants to sell the property immediately they take the property thru probate.

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