Modern Nevada families look a lot different than they did a generation ago. People have spouses, ex-spouses, children, step-children, step-parents, half-siblings, partners and more. The possibilities are endless as the definition of family continues to expand.
While people may have a broader view of family than ever before, in many areas the law has failed to keep up and doesn't always take all these relationships into account. Therefore, in this modern society, estate planning has become even more important. Nevada laws may not automatically recognize many people outside a traditional family as entitled to any part of a person's estate.