What is Probate?
Probate is the legal procedure which distributes the assets of an estate, appoints Administrators and resolves estate disputes.
Many times, when a resident of Clark County, Nevada passes away without proper Estate Planning documents (Will, Trust, or Beneficiary Deed), probate is necessary.
Unfortunately, there are times when Estate Planning documents have been properly prepared, but were not properly funded or were perhaps lost. Sometimes, even when properly created and funded, Estate Planning documents are disputed because of coercion or misappropriation.
Probate can be a cumbersome and complicated process. George D. Greenberg has resolved probate matters in Las Vegas, Nevada for 20 years. He knows the nuances and he knows the Nevada court system. He knows how to resolve issues and settle an estate quickly and efficiently.
Nobody wants to be involved in a probate proceeding. However, if you are in this situation, your best option is to hire an experienced probate professional. The Law Offices Of George D. Greenberg and staff are knowledgeable, honest, hard-working, and friendly. Your probate matter will be handled respectfully and efficiently. Your phone calls will always be returned and your questions answered.
Regardless of the size of the estate – whether an Affidavit of Small Estate, Set-Aside Administration, Summary Administration, or General Administration, George D. Greenberg, Esq. and his staff, have the expertise to assure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
George D. Greenberg, Esq., is the founding partner of Greenberg & Nguyen, Attorneys at Law, and has provided expert Probate services to his clients since 1991.
Affidavit of Small Estate
In certain circumstances, a speedy and cost effective way to transfer property of a Decedent to the person entitled to it, may be done with an Affidavit of Small Estate.
If the value of the Decedent’s property is less than $20,000, and does not consist of real property, those entitled to the property may sometimes receive said property without obtaining Letters of Administration, or probating a Will (if one exists). The information required in an Affidavit of Small Estate is specific. Greenberg & Nguyen will determine if the estate qualifies for an Affidavit of Small Estate. If so, our in-office notary will notarize your signature upon our preparation and your approval of the Affidavit of Small Estate.
A set-aside probate may be used for the distribution of small estates. If the value of an estate that has no creditors other than a mortgage or deed of trust is less than $100,000, the estate may be set aside without administration.
Lower court costs, smaller attorney fees, and a shortened time are all advantages of pursuing a Set-Aside probate rather than general or summary administration.
Having been a probate and estate planning attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada for 20 years, Attorney George D. Greenberg is knowledgeable and experienced. The loss of a loved one is an emotional time. Attorney Greenberg’s kind and caring demeanor makes a difficult time and the probate process simple, allowing friends and loved ones the time to grieve rather than dealing with court, laws and finances.
Summary and General Probates
In the State of Nevada, probate estates that have a net value of between $100,000 and $200,000 can be processed through a Summary Administration. In this type of probate, the publication of a Notice to Creditors is for a 60-day period. The probate of mid-sized estates, although less complicated than a General Administrations, still gives rise to issues that must be resolved. Fortunately, George D. Greenberg, Esq. has been practicing in probate for the past 20 years in Las Vegas, Nevada and has developed the skills needed to resolve these issues in an efficient, timely and compassionate manner.
General Administration is used when estates are valued at over $200,000. Mr. Greenberg’s experience allows him to foresee potential issues and to resolve them in a timely manner which helps to close out the estate as quickly as possible.
Many common questions asked by our new clients include: Is a probate necessary? How much will it cost? Who pays the costs? When does the payment have to be made? What if the estate is “upside-down”? How long does a probate take to complete? Is the Executor responsible for the Decedent’s bills? What are the steps involved? What are the Court procedures? Attorney George D. Greenberg will answer all of your questions during your consultation.
To schedule a probate consultation with Attorney Greenberg, please contact Andrea Gallant, Paralegal at (702)796-5221. She will obtain basic information regarding the probate, such as:
- Your contact information;
- The Decedent’s name;
- The Decedent’s date of death;
- The address where the Decedent resided;
- Next of kin and beneficiary contact information (name, address, phone);
- The types of estate assets involved (vehicle, bank accounts, property addresses, stocks and bonds, patents, royalties, etc.); and
- Because each and every probate is unique, information specifically pertaining to your probate will be requested.
George D. Greenberg will review the information obtained prior to your consultation so that all pertinent matters may be discussed during the initial meeting. Additional information, as necessary, will also be obtained during this consultation
George D. Greenberg an experienced Las Vegas, Nevada Probate and Estate Planning attorney, will help you obtain your inheritance in the fastest, most cost-effective way possible.
Please call our office for a consultation. We would be pleased to serve you.