The law of estate planning and probate incorporates the protection of you, your family, and your assets. The goal of estate planning is to keep you in control as much as possible by detailing your wishes and goals, planning for your incapacity, and providing for your assets to pass to your loved ones as you wish.
Estate planning commonly includes incapacity planning, pet planning, special needs planning, legacy planning, bloodline protection planning, asset protection planning, charitable planning, remarriage protection planning, and tax planning. An additional common estate planning goal is to avoid probate.
If your estate plan doesn’t avoid probate, this court supervised process is used to validate your will, pay your creditors, settle your estate, and pass assets to your loved ones either by your will’s direction, or, if you don’t have a will, by Nevada state intestacy laws.