Losing a family member or other loved one is difficult enough. The struggles that follow a death can be worsened once the probate process begins. Errors or delays in the wrapping up of an estate can lead to disagreement, infighting, and hostility between the surviving family members. Worse, much of the estate may be lost to waste and unnecessary legal fees. You can help to prevent such problems by retaining a competent lawyer to handle the matter. Nikki Dupree-O’Brien is a Las Vegas probate lawyer who understands the need to get you through this difficult time in your life. She prides herself on providing a high level of service. Contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an appointment.
Attorney handling Las Vegas, Nevada probate cases both with and without a will involved
When a loved one passes away the probate process is how their financial affairs are concluded and their assets are distributed to their heirs. The process begins by filing a Petition and copy of the last will and testament (if there is one) with the Probate Court. An individual will be named as the “personal representative” (also known as the “executor” of the estate). This individual will be charged with accounting for all of the estate’s assets, settling any debts and outstanding taxes, and distributing the proceeds to the heirs. The approval of the Probate Court is required throughout this process.
The handling of probate is often not as straightforward as it sounds. There are a number of problems which can lead to delays, disputes, confusion, and eventual litigation. Retaining a competent attorney to handle the matter is important to ensuring safe handling of the matter. Our firm assists in this regard. Cases and issues we handle include:
- Probate with a will
- Probate when there is no will
- Providing assistance to estate executors
- Dealing with creditor claims against an estate
Nikki Dupree-O’Brien is an attorney handling such cases in Las Vegas and other southern Nevada areas. Nikki will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of the situation and to put a plan in Motion to resolve all issues as quickly as possible. Importantly, she will be in regular contact with you as the matter progresses. This includes making sure you know what to expect, what is needed, and what the next steps are. We understand that this is a stressful time in your life. We focus on this area of law so that you may focus on both your family and the future. Contact us today.
Probate lawyer providing a high level of service to southern Nevada residents
Nikki has been practicing law since 2008 and has managed her own firm since 2009. She handles all matters in our office personally which means that you will be dealing with your attorney and not one of their associates. She utilizes an online client portal so that you may access your documents and records at any time and she takes steps to make sure that you are aware of all of your hearing dates. It is common for Las Vegas residents to have relatives spread across the country, meaning that the potential heirs may live in many jurisdictions. Nikki will deal with such situations to help make the situation as seamless as possible.