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1 Answer | Asked in Probate, Estate Planning, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: In Nevada under NRS statues my mom owns property .Has dementia for 5 yrs no will .when she dies what paper do I file?

Her and boyfriend are joint tenants on her other property both on deed. The other property is in my mom's name only and is paid in full and I live in the house .I have to file paperwork when she dies .What paperwork should I have ready in the State of Nevada?

Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed
answered on Aug 22, 2023

If your mother dies before her boyfriend, he will end up owning the property they hold in joint tenancy. If you are an only child and your mother dies without a will you will have to probate the house solely in her name but you will get it unless creditors have a claim. Even if she had willed the... View More

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Q: My probate lawyer has not called since September I gave them a list of assets in Feb. Called then last week she said we

Are still waiting for the list and probate was filed feb 2022 do I have recourse? Lawyer has done nothing since

sept. 2922

Cesar Mejia Duenas
Cesar Mejia Duenas
answered on Jun 8, 2023

I understand how frustrating it is not to obtain an update from your attorney. Communication with clients is essential in every matter, more particularly in probate matters where the clients are dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Since probate matters are regulated by the laws of every...
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Q: Good morning. My mother died around 11 yrs., my step father died in December 7th. His will and trust say to gather and

Divide all of his assets between the beneficiaries. My stepsister told my blood sister that they we’re getting a 2mil life insurance payoff and that they won’t be splitting it up as per the trust. Can she do that?

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answered on May 22, 2023

Your question is missing important facts. The life insurance must be paid according to the death beneficiary designation that the owner specified for the policy.

If the death beneficiary is the trust, then the proceeds must be distributed according to the terms of the trust. The trust...
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Q: Father's ex wife is petitioning to be administrator of his estate.

He passed away in Nevada and she didn't even come down to help or offer support when he passed. I had to set up a go fund me to even have him cremated. I received court papers that state order granting permission for probate and it says that because no one objected that the court gave it to... View More

Lee Drizin
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Lee Drizin
answered on Feb 9, 2023

When the ex-spouse filed the petition, she was supposed to identify any children and send copies of the petition specifically to avoid this type of situation so that you could object to the appointment. NRS 149.010 sets forth the basis for removal of a personal representative and if she was aware... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Probate and Banking for Nevada on
Q: cash a check from a loved one who passed?

My brother became sick and he wrote me a check for $30000 i deposited it to my account but it was denied due to funds not being in checking so he transfered funds and wrote me another check i deposited it then he died the check was denied for an unknown reason my account was froze then closed due... View More

Lee Drizin
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answered on Feb 9, 2023

Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. In the event his estate consisted solely of the bank account and it was under $25,000, then you would be able to access the account through the use of Nevada's Small Estate Affidavit. Unfortunately, due to the amount involved, this will not be... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Nevada on
Q: Can I withdraw funds from my recently deceased dad's fiduciary bank account if I'm on it & no one else will contest it?

I have been my dad's guardian for over 10 years. I am also his heir. I have one sibling who isn't interested in the account. My dad didn't have a will. He only had a bank account that has a 100k balance. He has no debt and no other assets. I am trying to avoid attorney fees, etc.,... View More

Kirk Kaplan
Kirk Kaplan
answered on Jan 24, 2023

Appears your father died with a guardianship over his person and property. If so, final pleadings advising the guardianship court of his death. This will close out the guardianship. If your father died with the bank account you say no one else has an interest in the account, and you are not a pay... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Nevada on
Q: Can I withdraw funds from my recently deceased dad's fiduciary bank account if I'm on it & no one else will contest it?

I have been my dad's guardian for over 10 years. I am also his heir. I have one sibling who isn't interested in the account. My dad didn't have a will. He only had a bank account that has a 100k balance. He has no debt and no other assets. I am trying to avoid attorney fees, etc.,... View More

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Lee Drizin
answered on Feb 9, 2023

While there is no legal obligation to retain an attorney to close the guardianship, you are required to file a final account to terminate the guardianship. You should be aware that you cannot withdraw money from a guardianship account without a court order and these restrictions don't... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Probate and Estate Planning for Nevada on
Q: I'm only child father passed away June 2022 he was unmarried has property in Nevada who has control over the house?

Relatives are living there rent free because of health issues. I want to store my dad's belongings there and they are telling me there is no room. I've heard my uncle is going to try and get it. What can I do or where do I start? There is no will. Do I have any authority at all? Please help

Delwyn E. Webber
Delwyn E. Webber
answered on Jan 3, 2023

Firstly, sorry for your loss.

Based upon what you have said, the house and dad's other assets will become yours as an only child, however the assets will most likely have to go through probate to become yours. You should consult with an attorney soon regarding opening a probate action...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Probate and Estate Planning for Nevada on
Q: Dad passed away in June 2022 has property in Carson city nv unmarried and I am only child. Had no will. Who has control

Aunt and uncle live there rent free because of health issues. I've heard my uncle wants to take it over. Where do I Start?

Any advise would be appreciated.

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answered on Jan 1, 2023

You probably own it as the sole heir. Hire an attorney to search the title, determine heirship, and possibly evict the relatives. If only a tenant in common, then partition may be in order.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, International Law and Probate for Nevada on
Q: I live in nevada but my father died 5 days ago in Cairo egypt. How do I get my Inheritance and life insurance policy's

I am an only child and my father wasn't married. My father was Muslim- I am not. I am female. My father told me about the bank accounts and investments and insurance policies he was leaving me. How do I get them when I'm in Nevada?

Kirk Kaplan
Kirk Kaplan
answered on Nov 19, 2022

An attorney familiar with Egyptian law will very likely provide a much better answer than I will. But just in case one does not leave an answer, maybe my answer will be a good start. In the US, the laws governing how property passes to heirs/descendants, depends upon residence of the deceased at... View More

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Q: Can you sue an administrator of a probate because you were never notified of the death. They sold house.

Washoe County, dad's house prior to meeting stepmom,. 3 adult step brothers and stepmom all move in, dad died, later stepmom died and 1 by 1 step brothers die. I am the daughter that grew up in that house long before dad meet these people. I was never notified of any deaths except my... View More

Kirk Kaplan
Kirk Kaplan
answered on Oct 6, 2022

I am so sorry to read what you father did to you. I suspect, but do not know for sure, you have no cause of action against the administrator. Other colleagues of mine may think differently. Here is what I think happened: Your father placed your step-mother on title as joint tenants with rights of... View More

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Q: My uncle recently passed I am the only living next of kin, how do I find out if he had a will.

He had a wife who passed yes before him, she had children but not his. He has a home but I don’t know how to get access which is probably where the will is.

Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed
answered on May 17, 2022

A person having an original Will (not just a photocopy) is required by law to file it within 10 days after the Will writer dies. This is not strictly enforced. Some people are slow to file a Will or begin probate. However, you can search for filed Wills by name on the Clark County Court website.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Nevada on
Q: In Nevada, if quitclaim deed (adding spouse) does not specify JTWROS, is it assumed right of survivorship?

Spouse dies, does deed transfer upon presentation of death certificate?

Delwyn E. Webber
Delwyn E. Webber
answered on May 12, 2022

No, it is not assumed, and even if it was JTWROS, presentation of the death certificate is not sufficient.

You should consult with an attorney, as there are a few things to consider before it can be determined how best get the house transferred.

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Nevada on
Q: In Nevada, if quitclaim deed (adding spouse) does not specify JTWROS, is it assumed right of survivorship?

Spouse dies, does deed transfer upon presentation of death certificate?

Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed
answered on May 12, 2022

In order for the surviving spouse to obtain full title w/o probate the deed to both spouses must say as joint tenants or with rights of survivorship. Then, in order to be able to get title insurance for a sale, the new deed must have been recorded BEFORE the first to die spouse dies.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Nevada on
Q: In Nevada, when determining the estate value, does that include the house that is going to surviving spouse?

Deed was joint with right of survivorship

Kirk Kaplan
Kirk Kaplan
answered on May 11, 2022

Probate is about clearing title of the name of the deceased from property the deceased owned individually - not with someone else like Joint tenancy WROS, so the answer is no.

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Q: My wifes xhusband passed. He has 2 minor children. Who gets his estate? His parents are trying to take it from them.
Dara Joy Goldsmith
Dara Joy Goldsmith
answered on Mar 15, 2022

I am sorry for your children’s loss. Without more facts it impossible to answer the question. Facts needed are state of his residence at time of death, the ages of all of his children, how his assets are titled, approximate value of assets to go through probate, does he have a Will or Trust,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Nevada on
Q: A men and a woman, who are husband and wife, start a family trust. naming the womans two sons as sole beneficiarys ,

the man, who is the stepfather to the beneficarys, starts a charitable LLC. right after his wifes death. of whitch he is president and CEO. then two months before his death,he secretly amends the family trust to name his nonprofit as the sole beneficary. He removed the two blood heirs of his wife... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2022

There are way too many missing facts to answer your question. You really do need a full consultation for that.

My editorial comment here is if the wife really wanted to protect against this, then it was an estate planning failure, at least as to her share of the trust estate, because this...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Nevada on
Q: My mom has a revocable living trust. I am her only son. I am the successor trustee and beneficiary.

We live in her home which is in the trust. When she passes can I take over payments and keep the home? She owes 350k but house is worth 700k. We are in NV

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answered on Dec 13, 2021

You would be considered a "successor in interest" and, yes, you can just keep making the payments. When the trust administration is complete and the home is in your name, provide a copy of the deed to the mortgage lender and let them know that they should start sending statements to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Nevada on
Q: Living in family owned home father died.

His wife trying to evict me. Can I stay this and compel the will be produced?How do I go about this? A general form to compell to produce the WILL and stay eviction.

Bonnie M Lonardo
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Bonnie M Lonardo
answered on Nov 4, 2021

Your situation sounds like it may benefit from speaking to a probate attorney. unfortunately our firm doesn't handle these types of matters but I am certain you can get assistance from a probate attorney. wishing you the best.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Nevada on
Q: Me and brother are the last surviving children my mother has 3 grandkids from my sister and brother that has past do my

Nephew n niece have any rights to the house n assets we have no will

Dara Joy Goldsmith
Dara Joy Goldsmith
answered on Oct 4, 2021

Assuming your mother was a raiders t of Nevada when she died, pursuant to Nevada intestate law, her deceased children’s grandchildren step into their deceased parent’s shoes. That being said, assuming your deceased siblings each had at least one child, the estate would be divided in four, on... View More

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