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What Does My Second Marriage Mean for My Children’s Inheritance?

We hear this question from our estate planning clients quite often. The scenario is usually something like this: A divorced man with two children from a previous marriage marries a divorced woman with one child from a previous marriage. They plan to have children of their own. Each wonders, if I predecease my spouse, what Read More

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What Is a Holographic Will?

At first glance, the term “holographic will” sounds like something out of Star Trek, but the concept is rather simple and has been around for a long time. It is a self-executed will in which the signature, date and material provisions are written by the hand of the testator. Such wills are valid in Nevada Read More

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Are No-Contest Clauses Enforceable in Nevada Wills?

A testator often inserts a clause into a will stating that any beneficiary who contests the will is automatically disinherited. The no-contest clause is meant to discourage frivolous suits by disappointed heirs who feel they didn’t get their fair share. These clauses are valid in Nevada, but they do not create an absolute prohibition. The Read More

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Do I Automatically Lose my Inheritance by Contesting a No-Contest Will?

The Nevada courts recognize that the person who writes a no-contest provision into a will intends beneficiaries to accept the terms as written. However, the courts also understand that some individuals contesting a will in Las Vegas, or anywhere in the state, may do so based on concerns about the validity of the will. The Read More

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Does a Living Will Guarantee that Doctors will Honor my Wishes Concerning End-of-life Decisions?

Most individuals in Las Vegas, and throughout Nevada, need to address a variety of estate planning issues in order to put legal documents in place that will help protect them and their families from unexpected events. Just as wills and trusts protect your assets, living wills protect your health concerns — by ensuring that medical Read More

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