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Estate Planning and Probate

Henderson/Las Vegas Estate Planning

For over 25 years, Elyse Tyrell has provided superior representation to individuals who want to initiate a probate, administer a trust, or need help with estate planning in Las Vegas, Boulder City, or Henderson.

The firm assists clients in a full range of estate planning and probate law matters, including:


A well-drafted will can mean the difference between allowing the distribution of your assets after your death to follow your written wishes or letting the laws of succession determine the outcome.  Tyrell Law, PLLC assists clients in determining their needs, drafting simple and complex wills, trusts, and other supporting documentation, and helping families enforce the terms of a will in probate court.

Trusts and Estate Planning in Henderson, Boulder City, and Las Vegas

A good Las Vegas estate plan helps clients control their assets during life, take care of family members in the event of a disability, and provide for survivors upon death.  Tyrell Law, PLLC provides pro-active advice and counsel to clients on estate planning in Boulder City, Henderson, and Las Vegas, including the use and administration of trusts and estate tax planning.

The firm advises clients on the most appropriate documents to meet their needs, including:

  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Living trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs)
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Qualified personal residence trusts
  • Charitable remainders
  • Special needs trusts
  • Trusts for minor children
  • Other types of trusts

Estate and Trust Administration and Probate

In many instances, the initiation of a formal probate proceeding may not be necessary. For example, when family members survive the death of a loved one whose assets do not exceed $100,000, our firm may be able to assist in setting aside the assets of the estate to a surviving spouse and/or minor children in just a few weeks without the delay and expense associated with administrations involving larger estates. Just ask us if this proceeding is right for you. Another means to realize a quick distribution of a decedent’s assets can be accomplished by the completion of a small estate affidavit if the total value of the assets does not exceed $25,000. Our attorney can advise as to whether the estate profile meets all of the qualifications for utilizing this type of affidavit.

Where a formal probate is necessary, our estate attorney possesses the requisite skills and resources to assist our clients and other fiduciaries in making decisions and providing the following services:

  • Prioritizing and characterizing the types of creditors whose claims should be paid or disputed.
  • Attending probate court proceedings
  • Consulting with tax advisors, real estate agents, and other specialists
  • Managing the ultimate distribution of the assets to those entitled


Our probate firm helps clients navigate the probate and trust administration process by clearly explaining and implementing the steps that must be taken, making sure all documents are filed and that deadlines are met.

Gift Planning

As part of the trust and estate planning process, our attorney advises clients on how to give significant gifts to charity, children, or other family members in a way that minimizes tax liabilities.  Gift planning includes evaluating each client’s goals and advising on charitable remainders, trusts, and other options for Las Vegas, Boulder City and Henderson estate planning.

Health Care Powers of Attorney

A durable power of attorney for health care is a document in which you appoint an agent or patient advocate to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make them yourself.  The attorney at Tyrell Law, PLLC provides advice and counsel for any healthcare power of attorney, living will, and other advance directive that let doctors, family, and others know your wishes regarding medical care—especially which treatments, surgeries, and resuscitation efforts you want, or do not want, at the end of your life.

Special Needs Trusts

Special needs trusts are an important financial planning tool for parents of children with a disability, chronic illness, or other special needs.  Tyrell Law, PLLC has experience advising on all aspects of these trusts, which are created to hold assets for a child’s benefit after the parent’s death.  When properly established, assets in a special needs trust are not counted against the child when qualifying for government benefits (Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid).  The establishment of a special needs trust also provides assurances that when the parents die, their child’s money, medical care, and other financial needs will be properly managed and protected.

Estate and Trust Litigation and Dispute Resolution

When disputes or controversies arise in the process of trust or probate administration, our attorney actively pursues a resolution that considers important family relationships, timing concerns, tax implications, and other factors necessary to achieve our clients’ goals.  We assist clients in managing litigation, including will and trust contests, disputes over fiduciary mismanagement, and other types of conflicts that may arise.

Contact Us for Estate Planning in Boulder City, Henderson, or Las Vegas

Experience.  Reputation.  Responsiveness.  That is what you can expect to receive for estate planning when you retain the firm of Tyrell Law, PLLC.  We also assist clients in making an estate plan in Boulder City and Henderson.  Contact our attorney to discuss your legal concerns today.

Our Office
  • Henderson Office
    1700 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway
    Suite 206
    Henderson, Nevada 89012
    Phone: 702-382-2210
    Fax: 702-382-9242
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    • 2023 AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
    • 2023 Gold Client Champion
    • NELF Elder Law Certification
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