NRS 146.050
Vesting of homestead

  • debts of spouse.


If the homestead was selected by the spouses, or either of them, during their marriage, and recorded while both were living, as provided in chapter 115 of NRS, it vests, on the death of either spouse, absolutely in the survivor, unless vesting is otherwise required pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 115.060.


If no homestead was so selected, a homestead may be set apart by the court to the surviving spouse, minor child or minor children of the decedent for a limited period if deemed advisable considering the needs and resources of the family and the nature, character and obligations of the estate. The duration of the homestead must be designated in the order setting it apart and may not extend beyond the lifetime of the surviving spouse or the minority of any child of the decedent, whichever is longer. A homestead so set apart then vests, subject to the setting apart:


If set apart from the separate property of the decedent, in the heirs or devisees of the decedent.


If set apart from community property, one-half in the surviving spouse and one-half in the devisees of the decedent, or if no disposition is made, then entirely in the surviving spouse.


In either case referred to in subsection 1 or 2, the homestead is not subject to the payment of any debt or liability existing against the spouses, or either of them, at the time of death of either, unless the debt or liability is secured by a mortgage or lien.

Source: Section 146.050 — Vesting of homestead; debts of spouse., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-146.­html#NRS146Sec050.

Last Updated

Feb. 5, 2021

§ 146.050’s source at nv​.us