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Nevada Questions & Answers

Q: My job is saying I have enough money to pay my hospital bills?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Nevada on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

You should consult with a Nevada based worker's compensation attorney. There are time limits that apply to the case and the processing of the medical bills. In some jurisdiction, the clock starts ticking after the last treatment related to the worker related injury. In some states, there must be formal action taken within 1 year after the last treatment. This time requirement may or may not apply in Nevada. Do not delay action on this matter. Contact a Nevada based worker's compensation...
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Q: Where do I get forms for a trustee declination to serve and appointment of successor trustee by resigning trustee?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Nevada on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

What I typically see is a "Declination" prepared by and signed by the resigning Trustee(s) just stating that they acknowledge they were nominated to serve as Trustees of the "Name" Trust, however they decline to accept that appointment. The form could include language stating that the declining Trustees nominate "XX" to serve, pursuant to the terms of the Trust. Thereafter, the incoming Trustee could sign an acknowledgement, stating that s/he has read and understand the Trust, that s/he...
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Q: Patent Question: How do I safeguard an idea for a new product?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents for Nevada on
Answered on Aug 30, 2017

Congratulations on coming up with a new product. I hope that it is a success.

You are also absolutely correct that you need to safeguard your idea. Among the documents that your investors will want to see prior to giving you money, is a patent application. If you do not have IP secured, they will assume that (1) you are not a serious entrepreneur and do not know what you are doing; and (2) someone else will steal your idea and wipe out their investments.

How do you safeguard...
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Q: How to 'push' worker's compensation insurance company?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Nevada on
Answered on Aug 29, 2017

You should not be at the mercy or whim of the worker's compensation carrier. Get an attorney in place now. Worker's compensation attorneys know the system and how to push to get the clients the care that the clients absolutely need and deserve. Most worker's compensation attorneys will give you a free consultation.
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Q: I have a a home about 350k In Clark count, i 100k mortgage. I want to move house from my name to a trust.How do I that

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Nevada on
Answered on Aug 28, 2017

You will need to prepare and execute a Warranty Deed and also a Declaration of Value to accompany it. You will need to present a copy of the Trust or Trust Certificate to the Recorders Office at the time of filing your documents, however the Trust is not recorded. You should then re-file your Homestead Declaration at the same time, but insure the Warranty Deed is recorded first.

Good luck to you.
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Q: mother died was 84 yrs old lived in Clark county a senior living apartment. She had no assets & $500 bank

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Nevada on
Answered on Aug 23, 2017

Firstly, sorry for your loss.

Based upon the information you have provided, a Probate will not be necessary. The original Will should be filed with the Clark County Court, and costs $18.00 to do so.

In the event your mother did not have a named beneficiary on her bank account, the heirs can most likely provide an Affidavit of Small Estate to the Bank to recover the funds. The Affidavit must be made at least 40 days following death, states that no Probate estate will be opened,...
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Q: Can I sue the driver's company (or the driver) for head/neck injuries?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Answered on Aug 15, 2017

I am sorry about your injuries. That is not fair, and you should be fully compensated. Tell me which major city your accident was NEAR, so I can tell you a good civil attorney to confer with. Was the other vehicle merely a citizen renting the van, or was it a business renting it?

wchead@criminaldefensematters.com
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Q: I inherited a piece of land in Elko NV from my deceased father in 2015. How do I get the deed/title put in my name?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Answered on Aug 8, 2017

Whether you father died in a state other than Nevada or your father died as a domiciled resident of Nevada you need to contact a probate attorney in the State of Nevada for advice. Each state has control over real property located in the state where the real property is located..
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Q: Is it possible to obtain a work permit & temporary residence card for work in Poland with a US federal tax lien?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law and Tax Law for Nevada on
Answered on Aug 8, 2017

I cannot address whether Poland will issue you a work permit, but as far as the IRS goes, it will not prohibit you from living and working in Poland. You should be aware, however, that for as long as you live outside the United States, the statute of limitations on collecting your tax debt stops running. So, while your tax debt would expire at the end of approximately 10 years if you were living here in the US, while you are in Poland it will never expire. There are also special filing...
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Q: Can I sue for the vet cremation bill or have this aggressive and out of control dog put down?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Answered on Aug 6, 2017

Unfortunately, while they should pay unlikely the law will say they had to. You knew you were sitting another dog, and you brought your dog. If your firend knew you'd bring your dog, you may have a claim.
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Q: I want to keep my damaged car, must I sign POA form?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Nevada on
Answered on Aug 6, 2017

Understand you won't get 24 k if you want the car--you have to buy it back from them for salvage. Looks like you are getting a decent deal--take it. You say the wreck was deemed your fault. If you agree fine. If not, why not contact a member of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.
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Q: I am Trustee/exec for NV deceased. LV condo is titled to Trust, Am I allowed to use Estate w/o probate for DMV?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Answered on Aug 3, 2017

Any assets that are owned by the trust are not owned by the decedent himself and are not part of his probate estate. Only property in which he had some ownership interest when he died. And if the Trust owns the condo, the trustee must do with the condo as the Trust document provides. Thus according to your statement of facts, the car is the only thing he owned in Nevada when he died and is the only thing included in his NV probate estate (even if no probate proceedings are begun). So it appears...
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Q: Degree of kindred state of nv Order of succession in case of sister intestate with no children or spouse

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Answered on Aug 2, 2017

If your sister's parent were alive when she died, the estate goes to them. If only one parent was alive when your sister died, the estate goes to the single parent who was alive when she died. If both her parents predeceased her, her estate will be divided evenly among all of her siblings. If a sibling predeceased your sister but has left children, then the children of the predeceased sibling would take the share of the predeceased sibling.

If a person entitled to part of your sister's...
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Q: Which county would I obtain probate in? The one where my father passed or where I live?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Answered on Aug 2, 2017

For personal property the probate must take place in the state where he was a resident. The court will look at the death certificate to see which state was his residence state at the time of death.
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Q: I am an heir to 90 percent of my grandmothers estate. She passed away in Nevada.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Nevada on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

If they are ignoring you, I would suggest you hire a lawyer.
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Q: I lost my deceased moms lawyer number and her settlement was ready for payout for her Baby Powder case. I had to get DC.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

If an estate was opened there would be a listing of the claim and the attorney. If they told you it was ready likely there were letters in her things about the case. If you know where the case was filed you can check the court dockets.
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Q: Does an Executor need to file a public notice to creditors when a deceased person's liabilities are more than assets?

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Answered on Jul 15, 2017

In most cases yes, but WHY would someone other than a creditor file to become executor if there were more debts than assets? You need to consult with a local probate attorney to insure you do this properly and ideally BEFORE you file anything with a court to insure you don't do anything you don't have to in the first place!
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Q: If I request medical records through probate courT will creditors come after me and my family?

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Answered on Jul 9, 2017

If you haven't personally signed to be responsible for such bills, no, there is no theory that would allow them to 'go after' you (for anything more than the cost of providing the records) because you ask for medical records. You DO need to insure you ask for the records in the proper way to avoid such liability however.

Seek local legal representation because trying to 'do this yourself' will lead to frustration and increased time and expense. WHY do you want medical records in the...
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Q: 2002 My Mother had a c-section and they FORGOT to take OUT the Cathether!!!!

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Jul 7, 2017

You are right and I suggest you start a campaign to get your state to change it's statute of limitations, but the problem is that when she went and they found the catheter,she knew there was an issue--maybe not a dialysis level issue but there was an issue. The clock started running. She didn't consult an attorney then and it's too late to do it now.There oughta be a law? You are right. But there wont be one if people like you and your mom don't organize to change the law.
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Q: If I am declaring bankruptcy, can I enter into a domestic partnership before? or should i wait til after I file?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Nevada on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017

Inurge you to wait until after you file due to the fact that your partner's income would be subject to the Means Test calculation if you move in together and are married.
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