At the Aldrich Law Firm, we appreciate how difficult it can be to deal with the death of a loved one. Not only is this a very emotional time for many Nevada residents, but the legal issues involved in estate settlement are often complicated. When clients come to us with problems involving a will or probate, we work hard to listen to their needs. It is also very important to us that our clients understand the legal processes they are facing.
According to the American Bar Association, probate involves the recognition and execution of a will after a person has died. Issues that may arise during probate include the administration of the estate and the distribution of assets.
This is a court-supervised process. As such, files will often become public at the close of probate proceedings. Many people therefore wish to avoid probate, as they do not want personal details about the deceased or themselves revealed to the public. Depending on the situation, however, it may not be required to go to great lengths to avoid these hearings. For instance, some property types will never go to probate. Examples of these include retirement plan proceeds, life insurance, real estate and certain brokerage accounts.
Should you need assistance with a probate appeal, we can help. Regardless of where you are in the process, we can guide you through any tough legal issues you may be dealing with. To learn more about probate and other issues that may arise in complex litigation, please see our page on civil appeals.