Friday, November 29, 2013

How to Make a Will or Trust in Nevada

Las Vegas Wills and Trusts

Proper will, trusts, and estate planning in Las Vegas, Nevada, is vital in order to inform your loved ones of your desires regarding your estate after you have passed away or are no longer able to make critical decisions. Changes in Nevada law have a direct impact on how the court will settle your affairs if you have not planned ahead. Do not leave your family guessing, and do not wait until you are ill. Jim can help you plan your estate, today. Here are a few basics that you should know.

why should I make a will and what is a trust

  • Nevada law makes it necessary to execute a will in order to ensure that your assets will go to the people you want them to in case of your death.
  • It is also the best way to ensure that any minor children you may have will end up with the guardian that you desire.
  • Please note that if your spouse/partner survives you, certain assets that are deemed theirs cannot be willed to someone else.
  • Even if you have already executed a will, you may choose to make changes at some point. You will want a lawyer to help you ensure that these changes are legally binding.
  • Not only do you not want to leave loved ones guessing what you would have wanted, but you also want to ensure that no one can intentionally ignore your wishes.
  • Selecting an executor and including that information in the will is an important part of ensuring that your desire are carried out fully and expediently.
  • This would include any charitable groups that you wish funds to go to.

You can also create trusts in Las Vegas to set aside funds or assets for future generations. You may need to relinquish the assets at the time the trust is formed. Trusts may be able to protect your assets from things like litigation, thus preserving what is yours for your loved ones. You may also name a charity as the beneficiary of a trust. There may be certain tax benefits to doing so that your trust attorney can help you to discern. Creating such a trust may even help you to change the tax bracket that you fall into for a particular year.

Hopefully, you will be here to enjoy your estate along with your loved ones for many years to come. In the event that doesn't occur, be sure that your will and trusts distribute your estate as you want it to be done.

Make sure your will works for you and your family and have a trusted attorney overlook your will even if you choose to create a do-it-yourself will. Contact our law office for more information on creating a Las Vegas Nevada will. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

On What Grounds Can You Get An Annulment in Las Vegas

Getting An Annulment in Las Vegas Nevada Are you looking for a Nevada annulment, Las Vegas?

Attorney James M. Davis can help you void your marriage legally and easily. An annulment and a divorce differ in that a divorce severs a marriage, while an annulment states that a marriage never took place. People are known to go to Las Vegas to get married quickly, and an annulment in Las Vegas can be acquired swiftly, if the complex Nevada annulment Laws are meet. There are several grounds that a couple can seek an annulment; Nevada law states that if these requirements are met, a Las Vegas Family Court Judge may Annul or void that marriage.

Grounds for Annulment in Las Vegas Nevada

 • Annulment for Lack of Consent: If one member of the couple is under the age of 18, and there was no parental consent given to get married.

• Annulment for Fraud by Either Spouse: Concealment relating to marriage, such as the inability by one’s partner to cohabit, conceive (the inability to have children) or have sexual relations. Concealment of prior drug or gambling addiction as well as concealed a criminal record can be considered fraud by the State of Nevada.

• Annulment for Lack of Understanding: Both parties agree the marriage was a mistake. Intellectual capacity due to illness or mental delay that was concealed at the time of marriage.

• Void Marriages: The couple is related by blood, within 2 degrees of consanguinity. If one of the spouses was already married at the time of the wedding, an annulment may be granted.

To receive an annulment in Las Vegas, Nevada law states that one or both of the spouses must have lived in Nevada for at least six weeks if the marriage did not take place in Nevada. If the marriage was performed in Nevada, there is no residency requirement. Any children born of the couple during the marriage that is annulled those children will be considered legitimate by Nevada law.

Parents seeking annulment will need to understand Nevada Child Support Laws and parties may seek support for the child. James M. Davis Law Office recommends using a lawyer for your annulment, as Nevada annulment laws can be difficult to interpret and an annulment can be granted on many grounds. We have years of expertise in this complicated area of law and will make sure that your marriage is ended quickly and fairly. If you are considering an annulment, you must act quickly, the longer you wait, the more likely that the Court will not grant the annulment.


 Resources for an annulment of dissolution of marriage:

Las Vegas Family Court