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How to Select the Right Probate Attorney

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The probate process can be overwhelming for individuals who are grieving due to the passing of a loved one and confronted with the prospect of an unknown protracted court administration. Probate, or the court supervised administration of a decedent’s estate, whether they died with a will or without a will (testate vs. intestate) is a very formalistic and statutory governed practice. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][mkd_blockquote text=" It is critical that you have the right counsel when navigating these water that are sometimes murky and turbulent." title_tag="h3" quote_icon_color="#262a4a" border_color="#262a4a"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]So how do I know if you have the right guy or gal as your probate attorney?  Well...

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Las Vegas Attorney Robert Graham Allegedly Disappears with Millions of Client Money

It's very important to have a reputable attorney for your probate needs. This article is an example of a possible worst-case scenario. Whether or not the allegations are true will remain to be seen. At Grant Morris Dodds, we believe in being beyond reproach. Thousands of clients have trusted us over the years with their probate court & probate needs. Read the details from the Las Vegas Review Journal article here....

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What is Probate?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]You have likely heard the term “probate” used in the context of handling a person’s affairs upon their death.  Probate is indeed the administering of a decedent’s estate through a formal legal process usually under the jurisdiction of a specific court.  For example, in Nevada that court is simply called probate court.   Here are a few things you may want to know about the probate process:   1. Probate is not for everyone.  Specifically, those individuals who have created and properly funded a trust during their lives may be able to avoid the formal probate process.  Don’t think creating a trust...

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Has A Loved One Died Without A Will?

The pain you feel at the loss of a loved one is often compounded if your loved one died without a will.  During a time when you should be able to grieve, the uncertainty created by the lack of a will can cause real problems that you cannot handle on your own.  Some of those are very urgent and can compound and create further complications if you make the wrong choice.  You may now be dealing with one or more of the following problems: Handling the burial or cremation of your loved one. Who has authority to make those arrangements? ...

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Deathbed Regrets

We will all die one day—unless you know something we don’t. We recently came across an article written by Bronnie Ware, a home hospice nurse. After years of working with those who are literally laying in their deathbeds, she recorded the top five most common final regrets. They are as follows: 1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. 2. I wish I didn’t work so hard. 3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. 4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. 5. I wish that...

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Trust and Probate Litigation in Nevada

It’s important to know what probate litigation means.  Simply stated, “probate” is the process of administering the assets of a deceased person, either according to the terms of a will, or, when there is no will, according to state intestacy laws.  A common misconception is that probate is often a routine and simple process.  While that may be true in some estates, probate can become complicated by unanticipated including but not limited to: disputes over the terms of the will or the application of intestacy laws; distribution of separate vs. community property; rights of putative children in light of adoption,...

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Family Friendly Provisions of the Nevada Probate Code

The unexpected loss of a loved one can leave a family not only with a huge emotional loss but also in financial straits. The purpose of the Nevada Probate Code, as found in Title 12 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, is to accomplish the speedy settlement of a decedent’s estates at the least expense to the parties involved. See NRS 132.010. A major concern of the Probate Code is the continued care of the surviving spouse and minor children. There are several family friendly provisions that allow for: 1) the set-aside of estates to surviving spouses and minor children despite the...

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