Estate Planning is all about family.
Whether you want to protect your family after you are gone, ensure the best care for your aging parents, or make sure your wishes are carried out for your children, Your Estate Plan can do just that and more.
We make estate planning easy!
We help you preserve your hard-earned assets and legacy to pass to your heirs through our signature package, Your Estate Plan.
With no hassle, no hoops, no hidden legal fees, and personal support to help you get your legal documents done with confidence!
Protect Your Family's Future
High Sierra Legal is not a law firm. We know you have a busy schedule and don't have the time to take out of your workday to meet with a lawyer, this is where you will see the difference with us.
WE DON'T BELIEVE handling your LEGAL matters SHOULD BE EXPENSIVE
High Sierra Legal will assist you in the preparation of your legal forms and documents so you can avoid the high costs of hiring an attorney for legal matters.
We provide the personal touch and will meet you after your workday, on the weekend, or fully online and virtually to assist you in your preparation of common forms and documents so you can get on with living your life.
We are always upfront about pricing. We use flat-fee pricing, so you're never surprised.
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, Square, checks, and cash.
What Our Clients Say
My wife and I needed a trust and we knew nothing about the process. Lindsay walked us through it and made it as painless as legal stuff can get. Her service is priced right, she's quick, and she really knows her stuff! I recommend her highly.
"Her service is priced right, she's quick, and she really knows her stuff!"
Ms. Wheeler did an excellent job advising, preparing, and displaying 100% professionalism with our revocable living trust. Timely and efficiently, Ms. Wheeler made the entire process pleasurable and painless. In our many years of interaction with like professionals, Ms. Wheeler is at the top of her class.
"Timely and efficiently, Ms. Wheeler made the entire process pleasurable and painless."
Making a will is probably one of the most important, yet sadly procrastinated must-do things in life. My dear brother died without one & so much was lost. Friends informed me that there is so much more to a "simple" will and/or trust these days, too much to depend on online forms. Personalized service above & beyond can be found in Reno at a reasonable cost.
High Sierra Legal is Lindsay: a sharp, thorough, helpful, and understandable pro who came to our home twice to walk us through our family trust. She can also meet you & do it all on Zoom. Weeks later at the bank, Lindsey was there for us on the phone to answer questions...so get yours done. Call Lindsay before word gets out & she's too busy!
"She can also meet you & do it all on Zoom!"
Estate Planning Services
Here Are Our Do It For You
Browse the legal templates, discounted bundles,
Your Estate Plan, and all our DIY and Done-For-You services
in our Legal Documents Shop.
How long does it take?
The Do it For You Estate Plan paperwork takes about 2 hours to complete. This is shorter than going to an attorney's office 3-6 times because we feel your time is valuable and want to make the process easy to complete (and we don't have to justify the Porsche sitting out front). The actual review time is much shorter because you are taking the time to work through our workbook and think about how you want your estate plan to be set up ahead of time.
And after the estate plan is completed, you will have a little work on your own to go and transfer your assets to your trust.
Is it legal?
All our Estate Plans (Do it For You and DIY) are attorney reviewed and customized by you. Each one is legally-valid, specific to you and your life, and created to meet your specific needs. To ensure your Estate Plan is legally binding, you will need to sign, notarize and witness the documents.
is my information secure?
We use the latest security and encryption procedures to ensure your information is safe and secure. We also make it a policy to not require sensitive information to be transmitted without the proper procedures in place. We will never sell or share your information without consent.
Are there payment plans?
Yes, payment plans are available for the DIY Your Estate Plan package. We believe everyone should have an estate plan in place and aim to make that affordable and accessible to all.
what happens if I die without a will or estate plan?
If you pass away without a Will or Estate Plan in place, the state will decide what happens to your assets and your minor children. This is known as dying "intestate" and the state laws will dictate what happens through the court process called probate.
WHAT IS PROBATE?
Probate is the legal process through which the court oversees how an estate (a dead person's things) will be administered, paid, and distributed. Even if you have a Will, your heirs will have to go through the probate process. It is not a quick process; an average probate takes around a year to a year and a half to complete.
WHAT IS A REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST?
It is a legal document that states who you want to manage your estate (your things) and distribute your property when you pass away. Once created and signed, you will transfer your ownership of your assets to the trust, to then be managed by you during your lifetime. You still remain in complete control of your property. This avoids probate and the court process after you pass since you've transferred those assets to be managed by the trust.