When faced with the confusing probate process, you’ll need help from a probate attorney to distribute assets and pay debts. Williams Starbuck has the experience of managing the most complicated estate and guiding you through the probate courts. Whether it’s a will or living trust, we can help figure out the taxes and who to notify that the estate has entered probate. Our probate lawyer in Summerlin can also serve as an executor of your estate if necessary.
Williams Starbuck has a reputation for helping families in Summerlin and throughout Las Vegas with estate planning and probate processes.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN ESTATE GOES IN PROBATE?
After a loved one has passed on, they usually designate in their will someone as executor. “Probate” is the legal process that includes the courts, estate assets, taxes, and debts that you have to go through to resolve the estate. Knowing the intricacies of probate can be challenging, but most people go through the following steps:
- File petitions with the probate court to begin the probate process
- Send notice to beneficiaries, creditors, and heirs that the estate is in probate
- Appraise and inventory all estate assets
- Pay bills, taxes, and outstanding debts
- Distribute assets as described in the will and court orders
- Close the estate through the probate court
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONTACT A PROBATE ATTORNEY WHO SERVES SUMMERLIN?
Most people call a probate lawyer in Summerlin at the beginning of the process, but Williams Starbuck can provide services whenever you need help. Undergoing the probate process can be frustrating, even if a will seems straightforward. And if your loved one didn’t leave a will, your probate attorney can make sure the estate is distributed according to Nevada law or the laws from the state where the estate is located.
CALL WILLIAMS STARBUCK FOR AN EXPERIENCED PROBATE ATTORNEY SERVING SUMMERLIN
Williams Starbuck can help in all avenues of probate, wills, trusts, and estate planning. We have experience working with clients who have power of attorney, are executors of an estate, or with those who need to draft a will. Contact us at 702-660-9847 or send us a message for a free consultation.