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Good evening, I see that the prior expert has opted out. I'll be happy to assist with your question. If your father did in fact transfer title to the house and the car to the trustee before he died, then the trustee (probably the alternate trustee if your father was the first trustee) must follow the instructions contained in the trust as to what to do upon the death of your father. If the trust says to distribute the property in the trust to you, then the trustee will execute a trustee's deed to you. The same is true with the car. The trustee will transfer the title to you by endorsing it and you can process the title transfer through the Nevada DMV.
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The estate procedure that you are trying to follow is completely foreign to me. I believe that you have received some erroneous information. When someone dies you don't take of couple of forms to the registrar's office and expect them to transfer title to property. It just doesn't work that way. If I were you I would consult a title insurance company.Tell them that you are planning to sell the property and need to know how to get the title transferred from your father's trust. Have you actually searched the property record to find out if the house was in fact deeded to the trust? If it wasn't, then you have a whole different problem to deal with.
Okay. Here is the Declaration form that you need. http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/recorder/documents/dv_packet.pdf
The other form is a Trustee's Grant Deed. There are many online services that prepare deeds for their customers. Here is one that you might check into.
Someone at the County registrar or recorder's office will have to show you where the deed records are. They might be all on computer now, so they can probably show you the last recorded deed just by the name and address of the property. I'm not that familiar with your local county, so you just have to go to that office and check into it, if you want to do a mortgage lien search they can show you where the records for that would be.
If you Google "Nevada deed form", you will find several dozen sites that offer to create a completed deed for you. You can give them the information, i.e. names of the grantor, grantee, legal description, etc. and they will send you a completed form. The cost shouldn't be more than $20. Or, you can go to a lawyer's office and have one professionally prepared for about $50, or maybe less. It's a fairly simple task.