Nevada Trusts and Estates Attorneys Helping You Plan

Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations 
Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Hoffman & Test can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:

  • Estate planning
  • Estate tax issues
  • Choosing the appropriate executor
  • Guardianships
  • Healthcare powers and directives
  • Living trusts
  • Will drafting
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration

Securing your legacy 
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort.  We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Draft your last will and testament or living trust
A will or living trust is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes are honored.

Your estate planning document provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. Estate planning documents are always important and are especially necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a spouse or descendant, such as another relative, a friend or a charity. If you die without proper documents, the court determines how your property is handled and distributed, who cares for your children and makes decisions that might not reflect your desires.

We can draft valid wills and trusts that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your estate plan
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We create valid codicils and amendments that address changes in your tax and financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

The process of probate or trust  administration
Most executors or trustees have rarely, if ever, probated a will or administered a trust and know little about the process. We can guide you through all aspects of the process, including:

  • Filing the will with the Nevada probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and
    expeditiously administrating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the heirs
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Locating beneficiaries

Contact an estate planning law firm you can trust 
For estate planning services in Reno and throughout Northwestern Nevada, call Hoffman & Test at 775-322-4081 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.