Nevada Virtual Law Office

Legal Services and Fees

NVLO will analyze your individual needs and goals to make recommendations for dealing with your legal issue. There is no charge for a 30-minute initial consultation regarding your legal matter. Our hourly fee of $175 per hour applies after the initial 30-minute consultation.

After the initial consultation and evaluation of your case, you will be advised whether NVLO can assist you with your matter. In those cases where NVLO can assist, you will receive either a guaranteed package price for the legal services or a proposal for legal services based on an hourly fee arrangement.

In either case you will know the cost of services prior to authorizing NVLO to perform any work. Your authorization and the package price or hourly fee, when applicable, will be set forth in a written retainer agreement between you and NVLO. No work can be preformed by NVLO until we have signed the retainer agreement and, if requested, the initial retainer is paid.

A retainer agreement protects both you and NVLO and sets out the fee arrangement, respective obligations, and the scope of the legal representation NVLO will provide. A copy of our retainer agreement is available to potential clients for review upon request by registering for a client account.

A retainer is an initial client deposit toward attorney fees and costs like filing and recording fees. In some cases, the final legal fees and costs exceed the initial retainer. In these cases, the client will be advised of the situation and billed for the additional fees and costs as incurred on a monthly basis. If the final legal fees and costs incurred are less then the initial retainer amount, the client will receive a refund of the unused portion of their retainer.

The fixed fee schedule and the hourly fee rate posted on this website are the current fee and rate schedule for NVLO. We review our services and fees annually each November and make adjustments as needed. Any increase to a fixed fee or the hourly rate will be clearly posted at least 30 days in advance.

Following is a brief description of some of the services NVLO offers. If you need additional information on these services or have a question about other legal services, call 888.702.6856 or register online for a client account.

NVLO can help you with the following:

Wills – Read more…

Wills and supporting documents. Estate plans include analysis of ownership of assets and beneficiary designations as well as application of tax law. Documents available, along with applicable fees, are as follows:
  • Will, without federal estate tax planning, where plan of distribution is outright to adult beneficiaries..
$200
  • Second will for spouse when all provisions are identical.
$100
  • Will, without federal estate tax planning, including trust for minor beneficiaries, or when business planning or disability planning is discussed.
$300
  • Will, without federal estate tax planning, including trust for person with disabilities or incompetent beneficiary.
$750
  • Will packages for estates needing special or extensive planning — Fees will be quoted after the initial consultation and review of client provided information.
Price quote

Trusts – Read more…

Revocable Living Trusts. Living trust packages include the living trust, pourover will(s), durable power(s) of attorney for financial matters, health care directives, a community property agreement when applicable and various other documents necessary to complete the total estate plan. Letters of instruction are included to help in re-titling assets to the trust, and a complete Estate OrganizerTM binder containing all documents, personal information, and instructions to the successor trustee provides information which family members need if a disability or death occurs in the family.

Pricing for special needs provisions in the trust for disabled or incompetent beneficiaries will be quoted after the initial consultation at a separate package fee.

$1,250 package price
Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts. When the estate of an individual, including death benefits of life insurance, exceeds or will exceed applicable exclusion amounts for federal estate tax purposes, it is wise to remove life insurance from your ownership. If outright gifting of insurance policies to beneficiaries is not practical, placing life insurance policies or other assets in an irrevocable trust may be extremely advantageous. A life insurance trust may also be utilized to purchase and hold new life insurance which will eventually go to beneficiaries to be used to pay federal estate tax when it comes due. The minimum retainer quoted here is applied toward drafting of documents and coordination of ownership and beneficiary changes. Total fees are based on hours spent. $1,500 minimum retainer in advance.

Small Business Planning – Read more…

  • Resident Agent representation for Nevada businesses.
$125 per year
  • Advice and assistance concern contract drafting, review of contracts, business zoning and licensure compliance issues.
$175 per hour
  • Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization for LLC or Partnership agreements for small businesses. Assistance with filing paperwork with Nevada Secretary of State Office.
$500 minimum retainer in advance

Powers of Attorney – Read more…

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. Authorizes others to make medical decisions, to make life support decisions, and to sign nursing home admission papers if you were unable to do so. $50
  • Second Power of Attorney for Health Care for spouse.
$25
Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters. Authorizes others to act on your behalf, to sign financial documents for you. The power of attorney may be drafted to be effective immediately, or it may be drafted to be effective only if incapacity is proven. This document may authorize gifts to be made on your behalf or may be very restrictive, authorizing only specific actions by the designated attorney in fact. $50
  • Second Power of Attorney for spouse.
$25

Probate – Read more…

Probate Matters. When a person passes away and owns assets in his or her sole name with no beneficiary designation, in most cases probate will be required. NVLO will review with the client the assets of the decedent to determine the type of probate necessary. The scope of representation and fee arrangement will be determine in a written retainer agreement with the estate Personal Representative subject to approval of the Probate Court at the conclusion of the case. $1,000 minimum retainer if no federal estate tax issues.
$2,500 minimum retainer in estates with federal estate tax issues

Trust Administration – Read more…

Trust Administration services are available to help with paperwork when spouses used a joint revocable trust and one spouse passes away.. It is wise at this time to review federal estate tax issues, to verify that all assets are in the trust, to review and update documents as needed, and to determine value of assets. Establishing date of death values is necessary to assess any possible federal estate tax issues and to confirm the new tax basis of assets. This allows the surviving spouse to sell inherited appreciated assets for date of death value and pay NO CAPITAL GAINS TAX. Future gain will only be taxable for the amount of gain since date of death. Scope of representation and fee arrangement will be determine in a written retainer agreement with the surviving spouse or successor trustee. $1,000 minimum retainer if no federal estate tax issues

$2,500 minimum retainer if federal estate tax issues are involved

Trust Termination – Read more…

Trust Termination services are available to help with the paperwork required to terminate a trust after death. If all assets are in the trust, no probate will be required. However, it is still necessary to create a list of assets and values, file required tax returns, pay debts and expenses, account for assets, and distribute assets as designated in the plan of distribution. Scope of representation and fee arrangement will be determine in a written retainer agreement with the trustee. $1,000 minimum retainer if no federal estate tax issues

$1500 minimum retainer if federal estate tax issues are involved

Municipal Law Matters – Read more…

  • Representation of clients concerning municipal law matters. The scope of representation and fee arrangement will be agreed upon in a written retainer agreement with the client.
$175 per hour

Contract Drafting and Review – Read more…

Review terms and conditions of a proposed contract for individuals
or small business owners. Provide assistance in negotiating final
terms and conditions if requested.

Draft contract terms and conditions or assist client in
development of contract forms for use with customers.

The scope of representation and fee arrangement will be agreed
upon in a written retainer agreement with the client.

$175 per hour

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