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December 2013 Archives

Florida man charged with cyberstalking, pleads guilty

On Dec. 9, a 32-year-old Oldsmar man pleaded guilty to charges of cyberstalking and harassment that involved using his former girlfriend's social media accounts to make inappropriate posts. Though the man lives in Florida and the two dated in that state, the criminal charges were filed in a Delaware court.

Nevada estate planning can benefit from a review at the start

For many people in Nevada, estate planning means the use of tools such as a will or trust, powers of attorney and long-term care planning. By using these in estate planning, individuals in our state can ensure that their wishes are followed when they die or become incapacitated. This is part of why some decide to begin the process, even though it can be difficult to consider one's own demise.

Man allegedly hides stolen jewelry in his stomach

A Florida man is facing theft charges after a body scan revealed some unusual evidence in his stomach. The 21-year-old man was arrested on Dec. 11 after a report of a nearby home invasion. He was originally stopped by police for reckless driving, but officers became suspicious after they noticed that his 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe matched the description of a vehicle reported stolen in a home invasion in Safety Harbor.

Estate planning in Nevada includes beneficiary review

In Nevada, people sometimes make designations of beneficiaries on many different accounts. In fact, the number of places that such a designation is required in estate planning tools may be surprising to our readers. Retirement accounts, insurance plans, 529 college savings funds, bank accounts and mutual funds are just a few of the places that a designated beneficiary is named.

U.S. airman standing his ground or attempting murder in melee?

In Florida, a hotbed of controversy over Stand Your Ground laws and gun rights, the family of a former Air Force service member was hoping that attention to his case might bring an order for clemency from the Governor's Office. The ex-airman was charged with second-degree attempted murder for firing a weapon during a fracas involving fraternity members from Florida A&M University at a Tallahassee nightclub. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison for what his family and others claim was self-defense.

Long-term care a part of estate planning in Nevada

There are many costs that people in Nevada face as they age. Among the most expensive is what is needed to pay for medical care near the end of life. In fact, long-term care can cause stress to some families who must pay for the needs of their loved ones. This is one of the reasons that such needs are being added to many of the documents created by those working in estate planning.

Martin Luther King's children act as executors of his estate

Many in Nevada recall the heroic actions of Dr. Martin Luther King and his compatriots during the 1960s. Those involved in the civil rights movement fought to gain equal rights for all people. Their efforts made Dr. King a legend. It is that image that is at the center of a lawsuit between his estate, with his children as executors, and one of his former aides.

Florida woman charged with felony murder

A Florida woman received a criminal charge of murder after one man shot another during a robbery attempt. The woman and a 23-year-old man met a month prior to the incident and eventually made another date to meet. The man arrived at the address, but, instead of a date, he was met by three men who allegedly attempted to rob him.

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