Lost a Loved One and Need a Las Vegas Probate and Estate Administration Attorney That Can Help You Settle your Estate Efficiently and Lift the Stress and Burden of a Complex and Intimidating Process From Your Shoulders?

If you’ve been named Executor or have a loved one that died without a Will, and you are facing the challenges of Probate or Estate Administration, then you’re in the right place.

Why Choose Crest Key To Help You Settle The Estate?

  • Caring & Compassionate (truly) – We’re sorry for your loss and understand you are experiencing a difficult time. We handle the court process and taxes so you are not overwhelmed with anything more than you already have to do.
  • You Don’t Pay Directly – Our legal fees do not come out of your pocket, but rather they come from the estate when it is settled.
  • Avoid Personal Liability (truly) – we guide you away from common mistakes that cause you to be personally liable.
  • Unique Experience – As a Probate Lawyer we ensure court paperwork is completed properly to expedite the settlement of the estate and saves on legal fees.
  • Tax Elections – As expert CPAs we often reduce taxes paid by claiming tax elections in Probate Court documents. This shows the IRS you know what you are doing.
  • Probate Road MapSM – we provide you as executor a Probate Road MapSM to help you navigate and understand competing demands to keep you on track and prevent you from pulling your hair out.
  • Efficient – Our approach is to be fast, efficient and not complicate cases.
  • Flat Fee – For probates in the ordinary course, we have eliminated billable hours, thereby eliminating fears of exorbitant legal fees and leaving heirs with more cash and property.
  • Highly Rated & Reviewed – 10.0/10.0 rating with over 100 5-star reviews by respected legal website Avvo.com; 4.9 review rating on Google. See some of our client reviews below.
  • Highly Responsive – We pride ourselves in fast response times when communicating with our clients. We will never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
  • Proven Track Record – We’ve helped hundreds of families and executors like you with the probate court and settling estate matters.
  • We Keep You Updated – Because we understand you want to know what’s happening with your probate at all points in the process.
  • No Case Is Too Difficult or Complex – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matters. We do what is necessary even in difficult cases.
  • Personalized Attention – We respect and understand every client’s needs are unique. We give you the attention you deserve.
  • Assembled Team of Professionals – In addition to our legal and CPA team, we work closely with other professionals to help you obtain advantageous tax elections, sell property, and handle unique assets. If you wish, we are happy to introduce you to the other professionals. We do not receive any kickbacks for introductions.
  • Flexible Meeting Times – To accommodate your busy schedule.
  • Where We Serve You – Our office is in Las Vegas and we are physically meeting with clients in our office as well as doing consultations by phone or virtually. We also accept probate cases throughout Nevada.
  • 2nd Opinions Available – Already have a lawyer? We can provide you with a 2nd opinion (and peace of mind) on your case.
  • Available 24/7 – We answer the phone literally 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You may also contact us by the form on this page.

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Probate / Estate Administration
— This Is What We Do

Nothing is more difficult than losing a loved one. Immediately afterwards, no worst time exists to navigate the legal, financial, and tax complexities of probate and estate administration. We understand and know how emotional and stressful this can be. We help you honor your loved one’s wishes and settle their estates properly and efficiently.


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Why Clients Hire Us for Probate and Why You Should Consider Hiring an Attorney:

If You Don’t Know the Laws or Paperwork

Probate laws and even the forms are written in a detailed and hard to understand language. Many things in probate are not intuitive that must be achieved in a certain order. Failure to properly and timely accomplish tasks could cause you to be personally liable, or at minimum cause delays. An attorney’s understanding of probate AND tax laws help protect you and to ensure the law is being followed.

Avoid Potential Tax Problems

After someone passes away, their estate still needs to file a final tax return. If taxes are due or past taxes have accumulated or past returns were not filed, professional help can be very helpful. We have an expert CPA who understands how to save taxes and thus heirs get more inheritance.

Save Hours of Your Time

We’ve calculated hiring us saves you, as executor, up to 126 hours of your time to complete the Probate process.

Avoid or Minimize Family Disputes

Family members may simply disagree on how to handle inherited property. When a lawyer is involved, these issues are often minimized or avoided altogether.


As your Attorney we help protect the Executor from personal liability for paying debts and taxes of the deceased.

Allows You to Focus on Your Family and Job

If you have little free time, then getting help from a law firm saves you time.

Reduce Your Stress

Why guess or hope you are not doing things incorrectly? We know the process and we many times carry the burden so you do not have to worry throughout the process.

Keep Everything Organized

There are a lot of moving parts, competing expectations, and apparently non-related matters involved in Probate. Our Probate Road MapSM helps you properly organize competing interests, prepare inventories, track creditors, accounting reports, and probate court documents. In short this can speed up the probate process.

Your Reputation Can Be at Stake

If you were named the executor, you have a duty to act in the best interest of the estate and heirs. If you fail in your duty, don’t pay taxes when due, or fail to keep heirs informed you can be personally liable. An attorney ensures you do things properly.

Savings and Speed

Minimizes court supervision of executor and saves money by reducing or eliminating amounts deceased owes creditors. Expedites sale of real and personal property and saves legal fees for court to confirm sale.

When Estate Assets are Complicated

Certain assets like real estate, art, or a business can create complications or additional steps like appraisals, protecting, and insuring. We’ve handled many of these situations to help maximize what the heirs receive.


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Clients Reviews – CrestKey

Ann Sprague

“My 90+-year-old Japanese neighbor has been a client of Kirk Kaplan, Esq., CPA, for many years. She has a fairly complex couple of trusts and then there is the international factor with many beneficiaries residing in Japan. I always attend the meetings with her because, even though she is sound of mind, she is extremely hard of hearing and often needs assistance with what is being explained. Mr. Kaplan is patient and kind, and always spells everything out very carefully so that she can understand. He also understands the Japanese culture well and respects the etiquette rules. I know I am speaking for her when I say, Kirk Kaplan is the best! Thank you!”

Joan Dukore

“I hired Kirk Kaplan to look into my mother’s estate for me. He was excellent at explaining everything, and letting me know why and how the process worked. I can really appreciate getting one’s affairs done early and the pitfalls that can happen if not. I will definitely be hiring him again soon to get my estate in order.”

Janet Ward

“Kirk prepared our family trust. Kirk is extremely thorough and made the process easy and gave our family a great sense of security. When he reviewed the trust page by page he brought up long term plans and items we had never considered. Not only financial but also health and care for our teens. It feels great knowing all of our needs are met and worry our children do not need to deal with later in life.”

Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience:

“we always had quick replies and resolution to problems as they arose”, “finally we found a trustworthy Attorney that delivers what he promises”, “outstanding attorney that gave full spectrum advice on a variety of issues”, “exactly what we needed and wanted and in the end provided a well protected trust”, “excellent at letting me know why and how the process worked”, “the staff are so professional and courteous”, “very thorough and detailed”, “courteous, prompt, helpful and professionalism was well noted”, “it feels great knowing all of our needs are met”, “professional, patient and informative”, “answered all of my questions and concerns professionally and honestly”, “extremely thorough and made the process easy and gave our family a great sense of security”, “holds a broad wealth of knowledge on the intricate elements on the law”, “I am fortunate to have found an attorney with great knowledge, integrity and a great personality”, “kind, compassionate, a good listener and provided excellent guidance throughout the process”, “my life is much better now thanks for his excellent work”, “without fail, Kirk has provided me with solution to my needs all resulting in positive outcomes”, “Kirk took the time necessary to educate me and to answer every question I had regarding our case”

If these are the qualities you are looking for in a Law Firm, then contact us to see if we are right for your situation and how we can help you and your family.

(702) 202-4153

What To Do Now

We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Call our law and accounting office (702) 202-4153 with questions, a description of your situation to see if we can assist or to schedule a consultation. Or you may simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office and you can expect a reply within 1 business day and often within hours the same day. All information you share is confidential.