Probate is the legal process of administering a person’s estate after their death. Your estate must pass through probate regardless of whether or not you have a Last Will and Testament.

If you have a Will, a judge will review your Will to ensure that it is valid and properly executed. Then your executor will administer the estate according to the instructions in your Will. This includes who will have custody of and care for your children, paying any applicable estate taxes, and distributing your assets. A probate lawyer can help the executor administer your estate.

If you die without a Will, the probate court will appoint an estate administrator and follow Nevada laws of intestacy to distribute your assets.