Named Top Lawyers in Las Vegas by Greenspan Media Group/Vegas, Inc., and Desert Companion
Our firm consists of the following four attorneys: (1) Daniel J. Reed, Esq., Actively Licensed in NV, CA & AZ; (2) Jonathan C. Reed, Esq., Actively Licensed in NV & CA; (3) Douglas A. Reed, Esq., also Actively Licensed in NV & CA; and (4) Lorraine Mansfield, Actively Licensed in NV. You are visiting our Nevada probate-focused website which contains a lot of free information.
Please click on the "Probate" link in the top menu bar for detailed information regarding our competitive probate-related fees and services.
You will not see us advertising on TV or road-side billboards because we keep our overhead low so that we are able to compete based on price as well as quality. If you come to our office you will see that we do not waste money on fancy decorations, marble floors, etc. If you hire us you will deal directly with a licensed attorney, not staff.
Our Las Vegas, Nevada, based law firm drafts wills, trusts, and handles both contested and uncontested probate cases in the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, North Las Vegas, and Mesquite in Clark County. We also handle uncontested probates and other matters throughout the entire State of Nevada, including Pahrump. Our office is located on West Sahara between Rainbow and Jones, a short drive from many neighborhoods in Las Vegas including Summerlin and Peccole Ranch.
It is our goal to be not only affordable, discount lawyers for uncontested probates, but to be the high quality, low cost probate attorneys in Nevada for unconstested probates. A death in the family is hard enough without worrying about whether a lawyer is charging you too much for probate. There is no reason why almost all uncontested probates cannot be handled in an enconomical fashion with the attorney fees negotiated in advance. We welcome questions about probate fees and discuss them in this website.
We do probates of all sizes from timeshare probates in which the estate is worth only a few thousand dollars to mulit-million dollar estates.
We also do contested probates in Clark County. However, contested probates can be very time consuming and expensive and, unlike uncontested probates, we do not offer flat fees or discount fees for contested probates. With uncontested probates we can ask you questions and estimate fairly accurately what is involved in the probate. Then we can give you a flat fee and do some extra work for free if we estimate wrong about how much will be involved in the uncontested probate. But given human nature it is just impossible to estimate how long a contested probate will take.
We will consider taking some contested probates on a contingency fee, meaning we don't get paid unless you collect from the estate. However, we are very selective about taking a contested probate or a will contest on a contingent fee.
This is one of two of our main websites. Because of many technical issues involving Probate, Trusts and Wills, we decided to host a website exclusively devoted to these topics. Our other accident case focused website is: www.accidentawardslasvegas.com. It describes our personal injury practice involving car accidents, boat accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, swimming pool accidents, injuries from defective products, vaccine injuries, and legal and medical malpractice.
Any Nevada licensed attorney can legally do a Nevada probate. Why should you hire a lawyer who has experience in probate and a large probate practice?
Statutes are often open to different interpretations. Because Nevada has a small population there may be no published court opinions on the meaning of a statute. Lawyers who regularly practice probate in Nevada know how the Nevada probate judges and commissioners interpret the statutes. Other lawyers don't. For example, N.R.S. 146.070(1) provides that if the estate is not larger than $100,000, it may be set aside to the surviving spouse and/or minor children after deducting "such payments as may be deemed just." Are valid creditor's claims "just?" You can't tell from the statute. From our practice we know the answer is NO. In other words in this situation creditors' claims (unless secured) are cut-off.
Can we be both good and cheap?
We only offer discount probate fees for uncontested probates. Uncontested probates are statistically unlikely to have a lot of unanticipated problems. Therefore, we can give you a flat dollar fee, or a fee tied to the size of the estate that is a discount fee (compared to what lawyers would charge you on an hourly basis or on a percentage basis) so you don't have to worry about some lawyer charging you a high hourly rate that rewards the lawyer's inefficiency or inexperience. Also, if we agree on a flat fee or a fee tied to the total assets you will know we have no incentive to drag things out. Unfortunately, for contested probates it is not possible to quote a flat fee or fee that is a percentage of the estate.
In addition, we keep our overhead very low. We don't have a fancy office. We attorneys answer the phone ourselves. We spend very little on advertising. We don't accept credit cards because we would have to give at least 3% of anything put on a card to the credit card company. We pass the savings on to you.
How can you trust us to do a great job for you?
What Counties and Cities do We do Uncontested Probates in?
We do uncontested probates in all 17 Nevada Counties: Carson City (It's both a city and a county), Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, and White Pine Counties. Nevada's principal cities are: Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, North Las Vegas, Reno, Sparks, Mesquite, Pahrump, Fallon, Minden, Elko, Goldfield, Eureka, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Pioche, Yerington, Hawthorne, Tonopah, Lovelock, Virginia City and Ely.
We do uncontested probates in all California Counties for estates over $300,000. We offer a 10% discount off the statutory California attorney fee schedule which very, very few attorneys discount from. Unfortunately, we only do California uncontested California probates if the estate is over $300,000.