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Probate Administration in Las Vegas

Probate and the Administration of Estates

When someone passes away their estate will go into probate. Probate is a court-monitored process where the validity of a will is proved, property is transferred and the affairs of the deceased’s estate are settled. In Nevada, probate is opened as soon as practical following an individual’s death. If the amount of the deceased person’s assets exceed $20,000, then probate will be required. The state of Nevada requires that the person in possession of the will deliver the will to the district court within 30 days following the person’s death. In cases where there is no will, a similar process is conducted and it is known as administration.

While the executor or administrator is not normally liable for the deceased person’s debts, they are obligated to act in the best interests of the estate and the beneficiaries. Since the duties of being an executor or administrator are complex, it is advisable to consult with a Las Vegas probate attorney regarding all of the duties and obligations of being an executor or administrator prior to accepting this very important responsibility.

Why choose The Law Offices of Brian C. Tanko?

  • Attorney Brian C. Tanko has nearly 20 years of experience handling probate proceedings.
  • He is BV Distinguished® by Martindale-Hubbell® for his ethical conduct and legal ability.
  • He is licensed to practice in Montana and Nevada.
  • He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
  • If you can’t come to us, we can come to you.
  • We gladly offer free consultations to potential clients.
  • Attorney Tanko is a frequent speaker on probate proceedings and estate litigation before social and professional organizations.
  • Brian is a Graduate Estate Planning Council Member (GEPC)

Searching for a lawyer for probate administration in Las Vegas?

Although you can open probate or administration on your own, it is strongly recommended that you seek out the assistance of a qualified attorney who has extensive experience handling estate matters. With the help of an attorney from The Law Offices of Brian C. Tanko, we can guide you through the probate process, and this includes properly notifying any potential beneficiaries to the estate. Our assistance can be very helpful if a dispute arises with any of the creditors or heirs and we can help you avoid the potential financial risks and pitfalls that are attendant to improperly managing an estate.

Attorney Tanko is licensed to practice in both Montana and Nevada and is a proud member of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council. With over 20 years experience handling probate administration in Southern Nevada, you can feel confident that your probate matter will be in highly capable hands. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation where you can meet directly with attorney Tanko regarding your probate matter.