When Life Changes, the Family Law Attorneys at Surratt Law Can Help
Leaders in Family Matters
Family law is an emotionally driven area of law since it directly impacts your loved ones. If you are going through a divorce, child custody case, or separation, we can assist you. We provide services in all sub-areas of Nevada family law. Family law is sometimes referred to as domestic relations law or matrimonial law. Examples of legal matters that we can assist you with include contested and uncontested divorces, legal separations, child custody, child support, grandparent visitation, guardianships, and marital agreements (pre- and post-nuptial).
Do you want your family to grow? We provide family formation services for you to become a parent through domestic adoption, second parent adoption, stepparent adoption, surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation or sperm donation. Surratt Law Practice was the leader in legislative reform in Nevada for parentage, adoption, and surrogacy. We assist clients with babies in both the State of Nevada and the State of California. We are on the legal forefront on all relevant United States and international matters for surrogacy and reproductive rights.
You spend a lifetime building up your wealth, paying off your debt, creating a business or creating a home. Do you want to protect those assets for your future generations? Most of us do not understand why we need “Estate Planning”. Often, people believe they do not have enough assets to make it worth their time and hard-earned money. This is a mistake. First, it may cost less than you think to prepare the necessary documents. If you have children or other important people in your life, planning your estate now could save your loved one’s heartache and stress in a time of grief. We can assist you with wills, trusts, living wills (advance directives), homesteading, financial powers of attorney, and durable powers of attorney for financial matters and health care.
We Are Leaders in Family Legal Matters
From cradle to grave, Surratt Law Practice helps clients navigate through the legal side of life. With each new phase comes changes and challenges that may warrant the need for a family law attorney. When families are seeking to grow, Surratt Law Practice has the parentage attorneys to help guide clients in preparing and filing the right documentation. When a family structure dissolves or changes through divorce, we help parents collaborate to implement a sense of structure into a child’s new normal. As death, divorce, health changes, and familial growth occur, we help Nevadans design and build an estate plan that serves their family now and in the future.
For a family law attorney that can help build your family’s future, call Surratt Law Practice:
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Surratt Law was very helpful through a very difficult time. They took the time to explain the processes and give sound advice. I would recommend Surratt Law.
Melissa and her team did an amazing job with our case. It seemed complicated to us, but the attorneys were efficient and professional, and kept us informed each step of the way. If we have need for similar services in the future, Melissa and the team at Surratt Law will be our first call.
Kim Surratt and her Surratt Law Practice, PC are devoted, caring, professional, and sensitive people. I would recommend them to everyone. When your needs are met you have friends for life.
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A pour-over will is a special will that provides that some or all of a person’s assets be transferred to their trust rather than specific beneficiaries or heirs through the probate process. Any assets unaccounted for “pour over” into the person’s trust, helping the estate avoid costly probate. Here is a closer look at what this legal document entails.
In most cases, assets that are subject to the probate process in Nevada are those that are owned solely by the deceased person. Many assets do not need probate, which can be a lengthy court process. Here is more on probate and non-probate assets in Nevada.
A durable power of attorney ensures a person’s affairs are taken care of by someone they trust if they become mentally incapacitated and avoid a costly guardianship proceeding. A durable power of attorney is a legal document that allows a person to authorize another to manage their financial affairs. The person who grants the authority is known as the principal, while the one who has been granted the authority to act on behalf of the principal is known as the agent.