Nevada is a community property state. As a result, statutorily protections and safeguards are afforded to a surviving spouse. A surviving spouse is entitled to an undivided one-half (1/2) interest in the decedent’s community property. See Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 123.250.
Under Nevada law, a surviving spouse has no right to elect against his or her deceased spouse’s Will.
The surviving spouse is, however, entitled to homestead protections, provisions and allowance for support of the family, and certain entitlements to the furniture and clothing within the home. Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 146.010.