Are Trust, Estate, and Probate Services Essential?
Your needs do not stop during a pandemic. COVID-19 may have you thinking about estate planning in case you or a loved one gets sick. You may also have tough legal questions that you need to be answered quickly. These needs cannot wait until after the stay at home order is lifted. We understand and we are here to help you.
Are we providing Trust, Estate and Probate Services right now?
Yes! Under Nevada’s Declaration of Emergency, legal services are considered essential. This includes our firm’s focus to provide guidance on trust, estate, and probate service needs.
Our offices are open and our lawyers and staff are ready to assist you with any type of question or need you may have about estate planning or administrative requests.
What does this mean for you?
We are open to help you with any of your trust, estate, and probate needs. We can help you answer tough legal questions that require immediate assistance. We can also consult with you if you just want to start understanding the process to plan for your future.
We will discuss all estate planning options and make sure you and your heirs are protected. If you were in the middle of the probate process, we can also help you figure out what to do next and how to continue in the midst of a pandemic.
Is there a delay in court services?
The truth is, there may be a court delay and the process may take longer than normal. However, we are here to help you through it. Representing our clients is our job and we take it seriously.
As of March 2020, the Eighth Judicial District Court for Clark County Nevada issued an order that all non-essential District Court hearings must either be conducted remotely, decided on papers, or rescheduled. We have the capability to work remotely with both you and the court. We will work diligently to make sure your cases are heard as quickly as the court will allow.
How can you meet with an attorney right now?
We want to make sure that our clients are safe and not unnecessarily exposed to the coronavirus. We are still allowing our clients to visit us in our offices where we are complying with all state and federal social distancing guidelines to ensure your safety.
We know that some clients may not be comfortable or may not be able to meet with us in our offices. For those reasons, we are also offering virtual meetings and phone and video conferencing. If you are unable to meet at our offices or virtually, we will also be offering services where we meet with you safely in your home.
What about electronic wills and trusts?
You may not even need to ever meet in-person with us or go to the courthouse if you only want to file an uncomplicated will.
Nevada is one of the only states that allows for the practice of validating your will electronically. There are specific rules that must be followed to be able to do this. We know the law and can help walk you through it.
What is the first step to getting started with estate planning?
The first step is to meet with an attorney for a free consultation to discuss your particular circumstances and determine which approach is best for you. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation with our estate planning attorneys.
Is Estate Planning essential?
Estate planning is always essential, especially now with the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. An estate plan is essential for several reasons. It addresses plans if you are unable to care for yourself and make sound decisions. An estate plan will protect your personal property and assets and determine who should benefit from your assets after you are gone. Also, an estate plan will help minimize the probate process and the expenses or delay involved with probate.
If you have additional questions on creating a plan for the future, read our article on common estate planning questions for more information.