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Reno Wills Attorneys

Proudly Serving All of Northern Nevada

Crafting your last will and testament is arguably the most basic—yet biggest—decision you’ll make during estate planning. As part of writing your will, you will identify an executor, who will be charged with managing your estate and wrapping up your affairs, such as dividing your property and resolving all debts when you pass. Mostly importantly, this document protects your family wealth and loved ones, giving you the peace of mind you need and deserve.

A valid and carefully planned will is necessary to accurately reflect your goals and intent. At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P., we have over a century of combined experience with a variety of estate planning matters, such as wills, trusts, and the probate process. Our accomplished Reno wills attorneys can walk you through every step of the process to help protect your heirs and carry out your wishes in regards to estate distribution.

Call (775) 227-2280 or contact our staff online to get in touch immediately. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.

Nevada’s Requirements for a Will

The basic requirements for a last will and testament in Nevada include the following:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must be of sound mind
  • The will must be signed by either you or an attending person at your discretion, and by at least two witnesses who are not your beneficiaries
  • The will must be in writing to be valid

Why You Need a Will

If you don’t have a will or another legal method of transferring your property and assets, Nevada determines the outcome of your property. Usually, the property goes to your spouse or next of kin, but this can result in long-lasting and stressful legal battles between loved ones who believe they are deserving of your assets. If you do not have any relatives to inherit your property, the state decides what to do with your entire estate. It’s important to designate beneficiaries in your will so your property is distributed as you wish.

Aside from your belongings, you can also detail guardianship in your will. You can name a guardian for your minor children in case you pass before they are of legal age. According to Nevada law, if you die without a will, your children usually go to your spouse or closest relative, such as a sibling or parent. However, this may not be the outcome you want, so choosing a guardian makes sure your wishes are respected.

Schedule an Initial Consultation

We understand how difficult it is to contemplate decisions on how your property and assets are divided after you pass, which is why it’s important to have an experienced estate planning lawyer by your side. At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P., we can sit down with you, listen carefully, and develop a personalized plan that suits your best needs. Let our Reno wills attorneys guide you through this difficult process to help ensure you and your loved ones are protected.

Call (775) 227-2280 or contact us online today to speak with our firm.

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

Reasons to Hire Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.
  • Our Strategy

    We’re true trial lawyers. We prepare every case as if it’s going to trial. This ensures we’re ready for the unexpected.

  • Our Resources

    When your case is bigger than you, you need a firm with the resources to support and guide you through it.

  • Our Availability

    When you call, we answer. It’s that simple. We understand that the key to results is constant communication.

  • Our Experience

    You need an attorney who hasn’t just learned about the law, but someone who practices it day in and day out.

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  • Shawn Oliphant represented my family after my husband was killed.

    “Not only did Shawn keep my families needs and wishes at the forefront. He was so empathetic. He really has a gift for making you feel heard.”

    - Dawn B.
  • You all are truly the best

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    - Former Client
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    “Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are.”

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  • We truly appreciate everything your office and staff did to help us

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  • Stephanie Funk has great interpersonal skills & a strong work ethic.

    “I reside in Vancouver British Columbia and on Feb 21, 2022, my sister who lives in Reno, Nevada as a retired State of Nevada employee passed away. I was nominated by my family to oversee the estate of ...”

    - John R.
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At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., our attorneys offer the support and resources of a large firm, but with the focused attention and care of small firm.