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Serving Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County, & Washoe County

Thank you for your interest in working with Anderson, Dorn & Rader, while our offices are located in Reno and Minden we proudly serve the Northern Nevada area. So if you live in Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County, or Washoe County we're here to help you with all your Legacy & Wealth Management needs. 
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Carson City

Although Anderson, Dorn & Rader offices are located in Reno and Minden, NV, we are still here to provide our Carson City residents with estate planning services.

Carson City, the capital of Nevada, is an independent city named after the mountain man Kit Carson. Nicknamed “The Battle Born State,” which is the official slogan of the state of Nevada, the state was admitted to the union during the Civil War in 1864. The Carson City U.S. Mint withdrew its formal mint status in 1899 as a result of the drastic decline in mining. It was sold to the state in 1939 for $10,000. The Mint currently serves as the Nevada State Museum.

With a population of more than 55,000, most of its citizens live in Eagle Valley, on the eastern edge of the Carson Range branch of the Sierra Nevada. Carson City is approximately 30 south of Reno. Before 1969, Carson City was also the county seat of Ormsby County which was later abolished and its territory was merged with Carson City.

Despite its status as the smallest of the United States’ 366 Metropolitan Statistical Areas, there is a lot to see and do in Carson City. The Carson City Fairgrounds, Fuji Park, and the Baily Fishing Pond are all located in a lovely setting with large trees and a natural creek running through.

The Carson City Fairgrounds includes a rodeo arena, grandstands, a 60-stall barn, a small open-air animal barn, animal wash racks, an announcer’s booth, and restrooms. The arena is open for drop-in horseback riding from 8:00 a.m. to dusk seven days a week, when the arena is not reserved for a special event. Fuji Park also provides outdoor fun with a playground covered picnic shelter and heated year-round restrooms.
Estate Planning in Carson City, NV.
If you have questions regarding estate planning matters, please contact the experienced attorneys at Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. for a consultation. You can contact us either online or by calling us at (775) 823-9455. We are here to help!

Douglas County (Minden/ gardnerville/ stateline, NV)

The attorneys at Anderson, Rader & Dorn proudly serve residents of Douglas County, Nevada with estate planning services. There are no incorporated cities or towns in the county, which is relatively sparsely populated with just under 50,000 residents. There are numerous small census designated places and some unincorporated communities, and we look at three of the larger ones here.
Minden, Nevada
Minden holds a very special place in Douglas County as the County Seat. It is considered to be an unincorporated town, and it is a quiet place that is home to around 3000 people. There is a Western Nevada College campus in town, so local students do not have to leave home to get a solid education.
Gardnerville, Nevada
Another unincorporated town that is located in Douglas County is Gardnerville. It gets its name from the founder of the community, John Gardner. At the time of the last census, the population was 5656, so it is a relatively large town given the fact that Douglas County is full of tiny census designated places.
Stateline, Nevada
One of these small CDPs is Stateline, Nevada. As the name would indicate, it is on the border of California and Nevada. Though the permanent population is under 1000 people, Stateline is a beautiful resort community on Lake Tahoe. As a result, it attracts many visitors, and there are numerous different hotels and a handful of casinos.
Schedule a Consultation for Douglas County Estate Planning Services
Estate planning is a must for all residents of Douglas County. Our office can be easily reached from all parts of the county, and we invite you to schedule a consultation with our firm. Your attorney will get to know you, gain an understanding of your situation, and make the appropriate recommendations.

Personalized attention is key, because each situation is different. This is exactly what you will get if you choose our firm. Plus, we will always be available to adjust your existing estate plan if and when it becomes necessary. You can send us a message to request a consultation appointment, and if you would prefer to speak over the phone, we can be reached at (775) 823-9455.

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Lyon county (Dayton/ Fernley/ Yerington, NV)

We are here to help whenever you need an estate planning attorney as a Lyon County, Nevada resident. The county is a rich repository of history, and this is part of what makes it such a very special place. It came into being in 1861, and it was named after a general in the Union Army that distinguished himself during the war between the states.

The population is modest at right around 50,000, and it sits on 2000 square miles of real estate. There are three airports in the county, and one of them, Silver Springs Airport, can accommodate relatively large passenger jets. There are two cities, 36 unincorporated areas, and five census designated places in Lyon County: Stagecoach, Smith Valley, Silver Springs, Dayton, and Silver City.
Dayton, Nevada
Dayton is a rich repository of important Nevada history. During the 19th century, Dayton newcomers to the country that were heading west would stop by the Carson River to get much-needed water. Gold was discovered in the area around 1850, and miners converged on the place that would formally be named Dayton in 1861. It is a very special place to call home, and our doors are always open to locals that need estate planning advice.
Fernley, Nevada
One of the two cities in Lyon County is Fernley. It was established in 1904, largely because of the Newlands Irrigation Project that made farming possible. There were also a number of ranches in the area in those early days. By 1960, there were 650 people living in the town. The estimated population at the time of this writing is right around 20,000. A major point of interest is the Reno-Fernley Raceway.
Yerington, Nevada
The other city in Lyon County is Yerington, and it serves a very important purpose as the County Seat. It has held that distinction since 1911. There is a distinct Native American underpinning, because it is the home of the Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony and Campbell Ranch. About 3,000 people call this captivating city home, and they enjoy a very high quality of life.
Get Started on Estate Planning in Lyon County
Estate planning is a must for all responsible adults that reside in Yerington, Fernley, and the other locations in Lyon County. If you do not have a plan in place, action is required. This is also true if you have not updated your estate plan in decades. Register for one of our free educational Webinars in Minden or Fallon offered throughout the year. Call us right now at (775) 823-9455 to reserve your spot. There is also a contact form on this website that you can use to send us a message.

Washoe County (Reno/ SParks/ incline village, NV)

Our estate planning legal practice is located in Reno, Nevada which is the County Seat of Washoe County. It is the second largest county in the state of Nevada in terms of population with over 420,000 residents (according to the 2010 census). The county first came into existence back in 1861, so it has a rich history, and it is definitely woven into the fabric of the American “Old West.”

Reno proper offers countless different benefits to its residents. There is a vibrant economy that is growing and becoming more diverse year-by-year, and it is a physically beautiful city with the Truckee River flowing through its heart. It is a great place to raise a family, and it is a regional hub of higher education as the home of the University of Nevada Reno.

The other city in Washoe County is Sparks, and it completes the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area. It is a large municipality in its own right, with a population that is somewhere in the vicinity of 100,000. There are fabulous amenities and cultural events and attractions that make Sparks one of the most desirable places to live in the entire Silver State.

There are many other census designated places in Washoe County, including Crystal Bay and Incline Village, a couple of gorgeous places that are on the North Shore of spectacular Lake Tahoe. Lemmon Valley, Verdi, Cold Springs, Sun Valley, and Spanish Springs are some of the other communities that are located within the county.
Sparks, Nevada
Our office is located in Reno, less than 4 miles from beautiful Sparks, a family-oriented city of more than 92,000 residents. The City was recognized as the fastest growing city in Nevada from 1999 – 2008. The quality of life is cited as one of the main reasons people relocate to the Sparks area. It continues to grow as it neighbors the newly constructed Tesla Motors Gigafactory built in June, 2014. Tesla Motors is set to play a major role in the world’s transition to sustainable transportation by producing electric vehicles. Sparks is also close to the University of Nevada, Reno, a Tier One university, as recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its quality students, faculty, research activity, and degree programs.
Reno, Nevada
Our firm has been serving the Reno community for more than 20 years. In that time we have seen tremendous economic growth in the community, with an influx of new businesses and distribution centers. Located in Northern Nevada, less than 25 miles from Lake Tahoe, Reno is the third most populous city in the state, second only to Las Vegas and Henderson. The estimated population of the Reno–Sparks metropolitan area, as of 2016, was 457,667 which makes it the second largest metropolitan area in Nevada.
Incline Village, Nevada
Located on the shore of Lake Tahoe in Washoe County, Incline Village is part of the Reno−Sparks Metropolitan Statistical Area. This wonderful community was named for the Great Incline Tramway constructed by loggers in 1878. Now, Incline Village is home to many of Lake Tahoe’s most spectacular mountain retreats. In summer, theater enthusiasts come to see the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at nearby Sand Harbor. If you are a mountain biker, you can have a fantastic time with screamers down the Flume trail, which drains into the Village. During the winter season, come to the Diamond Peak Ski Area, located within the city limits, as well as Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe.
Elder Law & Estate Planning Preparedness for Washoe County
We are fortunate to be able to enjoy all of the countless different things to do here in Washoe County, and we view ourselves as locals helping our neighbors protect their interests. It is important to look ahead toward the future so you can accumulate the resources they need to retire in comfort and prepare for the twilight years that will inevitably follow.

Everyone is aware of the importance of retirement planning, but a lot of individuals don’t think about a very significant expense that can enter the picture late in your life. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, 70 percent of people reaching the age of 65 will need long-term care eventually. Medicare does not pay for a stay in a nursing home or assisted living community, and these facilities are very expensive. We are talking about more than $100,000 a year for a room in a nursing home in the Reno area.

This is something to take very seriously, because nursing home costs could potentially consume everything that you have always intended to keep your loved ones after you are gone. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken in advance qualify for Medicaid to pay for long-term care. This program is only available to people with limited financial resources, so it takes careful planning to position your assets out of your own name before you apply.

When it comes to the estate planning part of the equation, there are a number of different things to consider. Of course, you want to arrange for assets to into the hands of your heirs after your passing, and there are multiple ways to go about it. A last will is an option, but a revocable living trust can be a better one for many people, even if you are not extremely wealthy.

Of course, there are also more advanced estate planning techniques that can be right for high net worth individuals that are exposed to the estate tax. Other scenarios that can call for advanced planning would include business succession strategies, providing for a family member with special needs, and protecting your children as you enter into another marriage.

We provide personalized attention to each and every one of our clients here in Washoe County, and our doors are open if you would like to make the connection. You can schedule a consultation if you call us at (775) 823-9455, and if you would like to attend one of our upcoming Webinars, visit the schedule page and follow the simple instructions.

Churchill County (Fallon, Nv)

The estate planning and elder law attorneys at Anderson, Rader, and Dorn proudly represent residents of Fallon, Nevada. This city holds a special place within Churchill County, because it serves as the County Seat. It is in the beautiful Lahontan Valley, and the land is fertile, so there are numerous farms in the area. Fallon is the home a major Naval Air Station, so many active service members reside in town.

There are some extraordinary points of interest in the valley, and Grimes Point is at the top of the list. There is a trail there that leads to a series of rocks that were carved with petroglyphs thousands of years ago. The site is included in the National Register of Historic Places, and the general public can explore its wonders at any time. Fallon is definitely a fantastic place to call home, and we enjoy the time that we spend with locals.
Effective Inheritance Planning
Everyone is going to need a vehicle of asset transfer. For many people, this is going to be a last will, but there are other options. A simple alternative would be a revocable living trust. These instruments are popular because they enable asset transfers outside of probate.

There are other asset transfer vehicles that can be used to accomplish more complicated objectives. For example, some people with disabilities are reliant on government benefits that are need-based. A significant direct inheritance could jeopardize government benefit eligibility.

Under these circumstances, a last will or a revocable living trust would not be a good way to transfer assets. You would want to set aside assets for the benefit of someone with special needs through the creation of a supplemental needs trust so that benefit eligibility is not jeopardized.

Then there is the matter of estate tax exposure. The estate tax exclusion is just over $11 million, and the maximum rate is 40 percent. If your assets exceed this amount, estate tax efficiency would be very important to you. A document such as a qualified personal residence trust or a generation-skipping trust may be part of an effective plan.

As you can see, there are many possibilities, and each case is unique. This is why personalized attention is so very important, and this is exactly what Fallon residents receive when they engage our firm.
Financial and Health Care Decision Making
During the latter stages of your life, you may go through a period of time when you cannot make your own decisions. If you do not execute legally binding documents naming your own chosen decision-makers, the state can appoint a guardian to make these decisions on your behalf. This individual may not be someone that you would want handling your affairs.

You can take the matter into your own hands by executing documents called durable powers of attorney. With these legally binding devices, you select agents or attorneys-in-fact who would be able to make decisions on your behalf if you were to become incapacitated.

The typical incapacity plan will include two different durable powers of attorney. A durable power of attorney for health care can be used to name someone to make medical decisions. You can add a durable financial power of attorney to empower a decision-maker to handle financial matters for you if it ever becomes necessary. It is also possible to arrange for a disability trustee to handle assets that have been conveyed into a trust in the event of your incapacitation.

With regard to the durable power of attorney for health care, the medical community is not allowed to share medical records with anyone other than the patient. However, you have the right to grant access to a representative of your choosing, or multiple representatives if this is your choice. This is done through the execution of a HIPAA release form.

In addition to the durable power of attorney and the HIPAA release form, there is another medical-related document that should be included in your incapacity plan. Sometimes doctors can keep terminally ill people alive indefinitely through the utilization of artificial life-sustaining measures. Whether or not you would want to be kept live in this manner is a personal decision. You can state your preferences in writing through the inclusion of a living will.
Schedule a Fallon Estate Planning Consultation
If you are a Fallon, Nevada resident, we would be more than glad to help you put a solid estate plan in place. You can schedule a consultation right now if you give us a call at 775-823-9455, and you can use our contact page to send us a message if you would prefer to reach out electronically.
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