The Nevada Last Will and Testament is a legal document that an individual often referred to as a Testator, would use to disperse their personal property, liquid assets, and other valuable and sentimental belongings to family, loved ones, or charity. In Nevada, these documents are governed by Chapter 133 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, which make clear that all Testators must be at least 18 years of age or older and all wills must be in writing. Because these statutes require wills to be in writing, Oral Wills, formally known as Nuncupative Wills, are not recognized and will not be enforced if one is created, even in an emergency situation. Holographic Wills, commonly known as Handwritten Wills, are recognized by the state as long as the material provisions, date, and signature are solely in the Testator's handwriting.
Completing a last will and testament in Nevada is not a complicated process, but requires attention to detail. First, the Testator would begin the will by providing their first and last name, along with their complete address. Next, they will go into detail about exactly who will inherit their assets, such as their personal property, liquid assets, and other material, digital, and physical possessions. Once the Testator has stated all wishes in regards to their estate, burial, and funeral, he or she will sign, followed by the two (2) witnesses and the document may then tale effect.