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Beware Nevada’s Transfer-on-Death Deed

Posted by Laura E. Stubberud | May 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

Since 2011, property owners in Nevada have been able to transfer real property at death with a  transfer on death deed that was recorded prior to death. After the death, the beneficiary  named in the deed merely files an Affidavit of Death of the Grantor along with a death  certificate and, voila...

You Have A Trust – Now What? You Have to FUND it!

Posted by Laura E. Stubberud | Jan 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

You made a trust and with it a will, financial power of attorney and advanced health care directive. You may even have signed a deed and other supporting documents. Hopefully, your attorney spent considerable time with you going over the trust and explaining what to do next. As he or she was disc...

Wills – Should You Do-It-Yourself?

Posted by Laura E. Stubberud | Sep 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Believe it or not, I get a lot of questions about creating a will from a prepackaged program, online, or even by yourself.  Is it good enough to do it by yourself, without legal counsel?  In most cases, I would say an undeniable and emphatic “NO”!  A will is a set of instructions that direct how ...

What is Probate and Why Should You Avoid It?

Posted by Laura E. Stubberud | Sep 30, 2019 | 1 Comment

Probate isn't always bad, but most of the time, it is a waste of money and time.  Probate is a court supervised legal process whereby the court makes sure your debts are paid and any remaining money or assets distributed to those people entitled to them.  What this means is that if you don't plan...

Trusts in Estate Planning – Do You Need One?

Posted by Laura E. Stubberud | Sep 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Think of a trust as a box in which you put your property; your house, boat, cars, bank accounts, etc.  Trusts serve several purposes: 1.  Avoid probate; 2.  Avoid or eliminate estate taxes; 3.  Guardianship in the event of incapacity; 4.  Continuity of asset management; and 5.  Asset Protection M...

Nevada Domestic Partnership – Is It Right For You?

Posted by Laura E. Stubberud | Sep 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Effective October 1, 2009, Nevada became one of only a handful of states that recognize a type of civil contract called a domestic partnership.  Under this law, domestic partners, same-sex or otherwise,  have the same rights, protections, benefits, responsibilities and obligations as spouses.  Bu...

Estate Planning 101 – What is an Estate Plan

Posted by Laura E. Stubberud | Sep 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

When most people hear “estate plan” they have no idea what that means.  I always hear “I don't own any property” or “I don't have children, why do I need an estate plan?”  I tell them that an estate plan is not about today, but the future you are building for yourself and your family.  Don't you ...

Convincing Your Parents to Plan for Elder Care

Posted by Laura E. Stubberud | Sep 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

I've discussed this topic before, but it is becoming more important in an aging society.  As our parents age their physical deterioration may be obvious, but it is easy to ignore, or for them to hide, mental deterioration.  So, how do you as a child assess whether your parent needs help?  There a...

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