Moving to Nevada?
A substantial percentage of our work involves
clients who are new to Nevada.
With a living trust prepared in another state, most often California. While their trust is valid in Nevada, so long as it was valid in California, validity is not always the issue. The problem is the trust usually says the laws of the other state apply. For example, California trusts often refer to the California State Probate Code.
This raises conflict of law issues for a Nevada court and the trustees who must follow the terms of the trust agreement. Powers of attorney and advanced directives are likewise valid if they are valid in the jurisdiction in which they were created. Nevada doctors and healthcare professionals, however, are accustomed to Nevada forms which are based on Nevada statutes. Updating these documents is the best way to ensure your desires are followed by your doctor.
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