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Estate Administration

Searching for an attorney for estate administration in Las Vegas?

In some situations, a person can be appointed as an administrator of an estate by being named in a will or by being appointed by a court. It is natural for some people to be feel intimidated about the task of administering a deceased person’s estate, but with the guidance of The Law Offices of Brian C. Tanko, you can ensure that the process is a smooth as possible. If needed, our firm can guide you in gathering all necessary paperwork, assets and documents to pay off debts, distribute inheritance and protect the decedent’s investments. Questions or concerns can be directed to a Las Vegas probate attorney at our firm.

Steps in the Estate Administration Process

  • Open the estate after the decedent’s death.
  • Court appoints the personal representative (executor or administrator), who is usually a spouse or family member of the decedent.
  • Marshall the decedent’s assets and determine their value.
  • Provide notice to creditors who have an interest in the estate.
  • Inventory the estate’s assets and file the inventory with the court.
  • Collect any rents from real estate properties.
  • Pay all debts, claims and taxes against the estate.
  • File the decedent’s final income tax returns.
  • Distribute the remaining assets to the beneficiaries named in the will or in the absence of a will, according to Nevada intestate succession laws.
  • File a final accounting in the court before the judge can close the case.

Some property will not need to be inventoried, as it will not enter into probate. These include death benefits, joint property, any property in a trust and transfer-on-death deeds.

Contact The Law Offices of Brian C. Tanko today!

After a death, many families need time to grieve, rather than focus on the daunting task of estate administration. If you have been appointed as an administrator and are feeling overwhelmed by the process, or if you are seeking guidance to ensure that the process is completed correctly and in a timely manner, do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Brian C. Tanko as soon as possible. With the assistance of our firm, you may be able to reach an amicable resolution. We are proud to provide our clients with over 18 years of experience in estate administration efforts and we may be able to help you as well. Contact our Las Vegas firm today to get started!