How to Choose a Nevada Probate Lawyer to Handle your Needs
Unfortunately, the time has come. A loved one has passed away. If the decedent had a will, the decedent named an executor – you. Or if the decedent died intestate (without a will), it turns out that you might be the one whom the law selects to be administrator of the estate. There could be some issues with estate claims by estranged relatives or creditors. From the over 9,000 Nevada attorneys, how can you choose a Nevada probate lawyer? The experienced Nevada probate lawyers at Lee, Kiefer & Park, LLC, will meet your needs.
Lee, Kiefer & Park, LLC, has recently grown from four to six attorneys. Our attorneys have many awards ranging from the “preeminent” by the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service and SuperLawyers and their Rising Star yearly award in trust litigation for six years. Together, Lee, Kiefer & Park, LLC, brings deep experience to Nevada probate law.
Choose a Nevada Probate Lawyer with Experience
One of the most important things to consider when preparing to choose a Nevada probate lawyer is experience. Probate law in Nevada is complex. It requires study and understanding. A probate lawyer’s experience must extend to the procedures for probating and administering and estate. Collectively, the attorneys of Lee, Kiefer & Park, LLC, have well over a half-century of probate law experience.
Practice Must be Dedicated to Probate and Estate Law
A narrow focus on probate law makes for the most experienced professionals. Lawyers at firms like Lee, Kiefer & Park, LLC, practice in only one area and therefore know that area very well. Many lawyers are general practitioners who do a bit of everything, such as divorces, criminal defense, personal injury law, and so on. General practitioners do not have the level of knowledge in probate law that the firm’s attorneys have acquired. The firm’s expertise in probate law can be seen at the bottom of the Probate and Trust Administration page where many of our legal memos are collected.
Choose a Nevada Probate Lawyer with Five-Star Client Ratings
Professional ratings, such as those by Martindale-Hubbell and SuperLawyers, are based on the opinions of fellow lawyers. But there is more to being a good probate lawyer than superior skill in probate law. Lawyers also must be accessible to their clients. They must be able to explain the nuances of the law in such a way that non-lawyers can understand what is happening in their cases. For that reason, when it is time to choose a Nevada probate lawyer, it is wise to review a firm’s ratings on social media platforms. Lee, Kiefer & Park, LLC, is proud to have earned a five-star rating on Yelp as well as on Google.
Litigation Experience is Important Too
Not all probate lawyers are also trial attorneys. Many, if not most, probate lawyers specialize in drawing up estate plans. They use sophisticated techniques to follow the law and minimize taxes and facilitate the transfer of wealth. But when there is a will contest, or a disputed claim against an estate, these lawyers often have another lawyer handle the case because they lack courtroom experience.
Lee, Kiefer & Park, LLC, is a different kind of probate law firm because its lawyers are as comfortable in the courtroom as they are in the office. The firm’s attorneys have represented clients in a number of litigated cases, many of which had been published in the West Publishing Company’s Pacific Reporter. These cases include, for example, In the Matter of Colman Family Revocable Living Trust, in which Mr. Kiefer and Mr. Park prevailed for their clients in the Nevada Supreme Court.
Choose a Nevada Probate Lawyer Carefully
Consider four items when choosing a Nevada probate lawyer. The level of the lawyer’s experience, whether the lawyer’s practice is specialized in probate law, client reviews about the firm and whether the firm’s lawyers have litigation experience. Lee, Kiefer & Park, LLC, excels in each of these areas. For a consultation, please use the Contact Us form or call 702-333-1711.