Jonathan Craig Reed
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Our Las Vegas, Nevada, based law firm handles contested and uncontested matters in the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, North Las Vegas, and Mesquite in Clark County, and uncontested probates and other matters throughout the entire State of Nevada. We are three lawyers.Two of us, Jonathan C. Reed and Lorraine Mansfield, have been serving Nevada clients since 1981. Our newest member, Douglas Reed, is licensed to practice law in both Nevada and California. All of us have called Las Vegas home since 1981.
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 million dollar or larger 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 websites. Because of many technical issues involving Probate, Trusts and Wills, we decided to host a website exclusively devoted to this topic. Our other 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.
Q. 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?
A. 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.
Q: How can we be both good and cheap?
A: 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 slowness 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.
Q. Why can you trust us to do a great job for you?
A. Check us out on http://www.avvo.com or at http://linkedin.com or at the State Bar of Nevada's website http://www.nvbar.org
Q. What Counties and Cities do you do Uncontested Probates in?
A. 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.
Law Firm of Reed & Mansfield
6655 West Sahara Avenue, Suite B-200
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
regular business hours: 9am-5pm (Pacific Coast time) M-F
most days: We will also take your call between
7am-9pm including weekends and holidays
The contents of this web site should not be considered legal advice nor does the viewing of the this web site constitute an attorney-clienit relationship. Viewers are advised not to take any action based on the material contained on the web site without consulting an attorney.
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