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No Contest Clauses in Nevada

Is a No-Contest Clause Enforced in Nevada? When drafting a will or trust, I’m often asked about no-contest provisions. Clients want to make sure that their will and trust have such clauses. The purpose is obviously to discourage a future…

Who Needs a Living Trust?

The question is often asked, “Do I need a living trust?” Some estate planning attorneys tell everyone that they need a trust.  But, whether a revocable living trust is needed or not depends upon a number of factors, such as…

Is a Trust Required to Avoid Probate?

While a revocable living trust is a common estate planning tool for avoiding probate, using a trust is not the only way to avoid probate.  To be clear, we prepare many, many living trusts.  Family trusts are the foundation of perhaps…

Real Estate Transfers to Trusts

Transferring Mortgaged Real Estate to Your Living Trust If you own a home and are setting up a revocable living trust, you will want to transfer your home to the newly created trust.  If there is a mortgage on the…