Contingency planning is always a wise idea, especially when it comes to protecting the best interests of your family. Thus, estate planning is necessary to ensure that your family is provided for in case of your incapacity or death. While it may not be pleasant to think about, it is even less pleasant to think that your family won’t be taken care of if something were to happen to you. When you work with Joey Gilbert Law, there is no need to fear the legal process – we’re here to guide you every step of the way.
If you are considering creating an estate plan but don’t know where to begin, or you have suffered the loss of a loved one and need legal guidance during the administration of their estate, we encourage you to get in touch with our Reno probate attorneys at Joey Gilbert Law right away. When you choose to entrust our legal team with your case, you can rest easier knowing we will provide you with the following:
- A team that is available at all hours of the day and night
- A legal team that is ready to provide you with a risk-free consultation
- A team backed by decades of legal experience
To speak with a member of our team, get in touch with a Reno probate lawyer as soon as possible.
Our Team Provides Solutions for an Array of Estate & Probate-Related Matters
Estate and probate matters can be complex, which is why the team at Joey Gilbert Law strives to make the legal process as smooth as possible for you and your family. You can trust in us to provide compassionate and highly experienced legal representation to guide you through the legal process as strategically and efficiently as possible. Your goals become our goals; we want you to focus on what is most important to you – your family.
Our team can provide assistance with the following estate planning and probate matters:
- Will contests
- Beneficiary claims
- Family disputes
- Trustees’ accounts
- Executors’ accounts
- Estate mismanagement
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Retirement planning
- Medicaid planning
- Guardianships and conservatorships
Understanding Wills & Trusts
Two essential estate planning tools are a will and living will. A will is a written document with specific instructions about how you wish your property to be distributed at death. In your will, you can name specific benefactors or charities to whom you wish to pass on your property. Not only does this provide you with peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be followed, but it will also benefit your family by helping them to avoid the time and expense associated with probate court. The living will is a tool that allows you to establish your health care plans in the event that you are no longer able to express informed consent. Without such a document, doctors and family members may have to guess what kind of medical treatment you would want, which can result in painful family disputes that sometimes make it all the way to the courtroom.
You may also consider creating a trust, which can ensure that your assets are passed onto the beneficiaries of your choosing as reasonably and efficiently as possible. Trusts can either be revocable or irrevocable. Revocable trusts allow the grantor (the person gifting the assets) to alter or cancel the provisions of the trust without the permission of the benefactor. Conversely, an irrevocable trust is a trust with certain provisions that cannot be modified or terminated without the permission of the beneficiary. Essentially, once the grantor has transferred assets into the trust, they relinquish ownership of those assets and cannot undo the trust to get the property back without the consent of both the beneficiary(ies) and the trustee. Only after death does property pass to the beneficiaries.
Talk to a member of our team about these and other estate planning tools to create a plan that achieves your goals.
A Reno Estate Planning Attorney is Here to Help
Whether you are looking to take care of plans for your estate now or need assistance with the administration of a loved one’s estate after their death, you can count on our compassionate Reno estate planning attorneys to guide you through the legal process. When you choose to work with our team, we will conduct a thorough examination of your case to ensure all the financial matters involved with your situation are properly addressed. You can be sure that your case will be handled with all of the respect and sensitivity it deserves.
Call Joey Gilbert Law today, and let our legal team stand by your side. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.