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Probate

Probate is a court-guided process during which a person’s estate is distributed to those people named in a person’s will or in the absence of a will, to that person’s heirs. Reno Attorney Donald K. Coppa and his staff have many years of experience in the administration of estates and will ease the stress of probate by assisting executors, beneficiaries and heirs through unfamiliar territory.
Probate
What Attorney Coppa and his staff can do to help your family:

  • If there is a Will, lodge it with the Nevada probate court
  • Develop best strategy for administering the estate
  • Locate Beneficiaries and Heirs
  • Find and Collect Assets
  • Apply for and obtain court authority to administer the estate.
  • Obtain Letters Testamentary (with Will)
  • Obtain Letters of Administration (without Will)
  • Close and open bank accounts
  • Transfer assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Valuation of estate
  • Hire experts and appraisers when needed
  • Assist in the management and preservation of estate assets
  • Facilitate sales of estate property
  • Following Court-approval, direct distribution of estate assets and property to heirs and beneficiaries.

Valuing and managing the estate
We assist executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. We have a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, our firm calls upon accountants, financial advisers, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

Probate disputes
On occasion disputes will arise between heirs and beneficiaries over the management or distribution of a person’s estate. Whether a challenged will, disputed executor or contested judicial decision, we are adept at mediating these disputes. Regardless of the side you are on, we will advise you of the protections and remedies provided by law. If necessary, our professional courtroom presence will ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

Contact estate lawyer Donald K. Coppa.
Call us at 775-329-1066 or contact Donald K. Coppa online.