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Forcing a Trust Distribution in Nevada

By Lee Kiefer & Park, LLP

The terms of distribution for a trust are outlined in the trust agreement (the document that governs the trust). Each type of trust has its own requirements for distributing funds. The trustees have a fiduciary duty requiring them to follow the distribution scheme in the trust agreement.

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Suing a Trustee for Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Nevada

By Lee Kiefer & Park, LLP

In Nevada, a trustee is the person designated to be the owner and manager of trust assets. Nevada State Law requires trustees to be even more careful with the trust assets than they would be with their own. This is called a fiduciary standard of care.

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Challenges of Serving as a Nevada Personal Representative

By Lee Kiefer & Park, LLP

In Nevada, the person that the court appoints to administer and execute the terms of a will is called a personal representative. The personal representative may be an executor who is nominated by the will or an administrator who is named by the court when there is no will or no executor was named in the will.

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How to Handle Debts and Creditor Claims in Nevada

By Lee Kiefer & Park, LLP

When someone dies, they may leave behind property and other assets. It’s also typical for the estate to be left with debts, liens, and other creditor claims. These claims must be dealt with before dividing up any assets or property. So, creditors will need to be discovered and notified of the death of the debtor.

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The Importance of a Probate Inventory Checklist

By Lee Kiefer & Park, LLP

As part of the probate, the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court requires you to fill out and submit the Inventory, Appraisal and Record of Value form. This form is easy to fill out if you have completed our Probate Inventory Checklist.

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Duties and Legal Requirements of a Trustee

By Lee Kiefer & Park, LLP

In Nevada, a trustee is the person designated to manage trust assets. Legally, trustees must follow the terms of a trust document. There are several different types of trusts and each has its own requirements.

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When Is Probate Necessary in Nevada?

By Lee Kiefer & Park, LLP

The estate’s net value (after claims and debts) determines the type of probate administration process to be apply. The first step in determining if probate is needed is to determine the value of the estate.

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