What is a will and do you really need one?
A will is a statement, usually in writing, which states your wishes upon your death. The wishes you express can include who will care for your children, burial or cremation preferences, and who will receive your property. If you do not prepare a will, then the State of Nevada (or the State where you live when you die) will decide who gets your property. This is called dying “intestate”.
When you die, your will must be submitted to the court for a probate proceeding. Therefore, it is important that your will be prepared according to law. While you can make an oral will, it is best to put your wishes in writing and make certain that the written document meets all legal requirements so that it is valid when submitted to the court for probate. A will that has not been properly prepared may not be followed by the court and your property may not be distributed according to your wishes. For help with a will or for information, call or contact our office.