Nevada Wills and Estates of Deceased Persons

Sec. § 142.020
Requirement of bond discretionary with court; proof of blocked account; additional bond; amount of bond.


1.

The requirement of a bond of a personal representative is discretionary with the court. Whether a bond is expressly required by the will or not, the court may:

(a)

Require a bond if it determines a bond is desirable; or

(b)

Dispense with the requirement of a bond if:

(1)

The court determines a bond is unnecessary; or

(2)

The assets of the estate are deposited with a financial institution pursuant to subsection 3.

2.

The bond must be conditioned so that the personal representative will faithfully execute the duties of the office according to law, and the bond must be filed by the clerk.

3.

Personal assets of an estate may be deposited with a domestic credit union or other domestic financial institution upon such terms as may be prescribed by order of the court having jurisdiction of the estate. The deposit is subject to the further order of the court. The personal representative shall file with the clerk the acknowledgment of an authorized representative of the financial institution that holds the assets deposited, which may be in the following form:
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PROOF OF BLOCKED ACCOUNT
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The undersigned affirms that ..........................................., as personal representative of the estate of ............................., deceased, has established an account, number ........., entitled “...........,” in the amount of $............
The undersigned acknowledges that this account bears a blocked/frozen designation, and that no money may be removed without first presenting an order from the court authorizing the withdrawal.
Dated on .......................... (date). By: ................................................
Title: .............................................
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4.

During the pendency of the administration, any person, including a creditor, having an interest in an estate whose value exceeds $10,000 may file a petition requesting that the personal representative submit additional bond. Upon the filing of the petition, the clerk shall set it for hearing, and the petitioner shall give notice for the period and in the manner provided in NRS 155.010. Upon hearing the petition, the court may require the personal representative to file additional bond in the amount of the claim of the petitioner, unless it determines that bond should be dispensed with or set in a different amount.

5.

The amount of the bond is the estimated value of all personal property plus income for 1 year from both real and personal property, unless the amount of the bond is expressly mentioned in the will, changed by the court or required pursuant to subsection 4.

6.

If a banking corporation, as defined in NRS 657.016, or trust company, as defined in NRS 669.070, doing business in this State is appointed the personal representative of the estate of a decedent, no bond is required unless otherwise specifically required by the court.
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