Communities We Serve – Sparks

Thank you for taking the time to discover our connection to Sparks, Nevada, beautifully nestled between the Carson and Virginia Mountain Ranges. Located less than an hour away from Lake Tahoe, the climate in Sparks is mild and sunny, with all four seasons to enjoy.

We Proudly Serve Our Neighbors in Sparks

Our office is located in Reno, less than 4 miles from beautiful Sparks, a family-oriented city of more than 92,000 residents. The City was recognized as the fastest growing city in Nevada from 1999 – 2008. Quality of life is cited as one of the main reasons people relocate to the Sparks area. It continues to grow, becoming the home of Tesla Motors Gigafactory in June 2014. Tesla Motors is set to play a major role in the world’s transition to sustainable transportation by producing electric vehicles. Sparks is also close to the University of Nevada, Reno, a Tier One university, as recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its quality students, faculty, research activity, and degree programs.

Small Business Development in Sparks

Sparks is clearly a “business friendly” community, with its Community Services and Planning Department and the Sparks Redevelopment Agency, which both work closely with business owners to pursue responsible economic activities. The Sparks industrial area provides exceptional commercial and cargo air, surface and rail transportation through the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, I-80 and U.S. 395 and Union Pacific railway. With these numerous transportation opportunities, businesses have the unique ability to open or expand their operations in western Nevada.
Starting a business is a huge achievement for most entrepreneurs, however maintaining that business can be an even bigger challenge. Whether your business is big or small, those challenges can include hiring the right people, building a successful brand and even choosing the right business entity. However, there are some issues that may be unique to small businesses. For small business owners, Sparks could be a great place to put up your shingle. In 2009, Sparks was recognized by Busines Week as the Number 1 city in Nevada to start a new business.

Sparks is also known as the premiere special events venue for northern Nevada. Exciting attractions include Victorian Square, with its interactive fountain and 14 screen theater. Victorian Square also brings popular annual events such as the Sparks Hometowne Farmer’s Market, Hot August Nights, Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off, and Sparks Hometowne Christmas. If you want to become more familiar with the City’s rich history, a visit to the Sparks Heritage Museum is a must.

If getting outside and enjoying nature is for you, then Sparks is the place to be, touting more than 50 beautiful parks and countless recreation programs. The City’s landmark gem includes the unique Sparks Marina, which offers fishing, diving, boating, volleyball, swimming, fishing, scuba diving and picnicking facilities, with breath-taking views of the nearby mountains. Sparks’ exciting whitewater attraction, Rock Park, is the spot for family fun with pools for kayaking, tubing and rafting for all abilities in a wonderful setting.

If you are looking for world-class entertainment, Sparks won’t let you down. The City is home to the Nugget Casino, located in the heart of Victorian Square. The casino is located a few miles West of the Outlets at Sparks. The Outlets at Sparks offers magnificent artwork, fountains, lush landscaping and dramatic mountain views, complimenting a wide range of restaurants and retail shops.

Nevada’s Laws of Intestate Succession

When it is time to settle your estate, typically the only assets that are involved are those that you own in your name only. Those are the assets that will pass to your heirs through the laws of intestate succession. If you own joint property, it will not be included, but will instead pass automatically to your co-owner. There are also other types of property that are not affected by the laws of intestate succession in Sparks, including property you transferred into a living trust, life insurance proceeds, funds in an IRA, 401(k), or other retirement account, securities held in a transfer-on-death account, payable-on-death bank accounts, and vehicles held by transfer-on-death registration.

In Sparks, Nevada, your property goes to your spouse, children, parents or siblings, in that order. In other words, if only one of these relatives survives you, that relative inherits everything, in that order of priority. If you have two children or two siblings, for example, then they will divide your estate evenly. The law firm of Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. has a wealth of experience in estate planning and administration, and we are ready to help.

If you have questions regarding estate planning, please contact Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd., either online or by calling us at (775) 823-9455.

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