I have personally paid out a lot of money, to file will, transcripts, documents, trial for admittance of will.
the estate does have some money, can I be reimbursed for my expenses?we also have elder financial exploitation. This con has stolen approximately 300k
Kirk Kaplan's answer is correct: you can (and should) be reimbursed out of a pending probate estate case for documented expenses you incurred for the benefit of the estate. If you were the designated personal representative of the estate, you should be applying for those reimbursement items in the normal course of the case. If you are not the PR (executor) then you can still petition the court for reimburses of expenses you can document that were a benefit to the estate. A probate lawyer can help you do that without much cost.
If you are the personal representative appointed by the Court, you will be able to recoup those expenses. If not, you can file a claim with the personal representative, who will reimburse you from the estate's account.
In addition, you may need a lawyer to pursue the claim against the person who stole money from the decedent. There are strict time limits for probate Court, so seek legal advice as soon as possible.
As long as the expenses are necessary and reasonable to the administration of the probate estate, the court should approve reimbursement to you. Probate administration expenses are a priority payment in Nevada. You will need to petition the court and advise it of the necessity of expenses, and request the court order reimbursement to you. There are certain procedures that must be followed in filing the petition. Unless you are familiar with what needs to be done, hire an attorney who works in this area. I wish you well.
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