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May 2014 Archives

Former NFL player charged with intent to distribute drugs

Due to the continuing war on drugs in this country, it can be difficult to defend a case where an individual is caught using or possessing any kind of illegal substance. But drug trafficking is one of the worst offenses in the case of drug charges. While individuals who sell drugs are often users themselves, the idea that they are selling drugs to others often increases the penalties against them. All too often media reports surface that those accused of distributing drugs to others are public figures.

Keep beneficiaries in mind when estate planning

The estate planning process is something everyone of every age should think about. Preparing for estate planning when young or when there are assets and minor children to think about is an ideal suggestion for Nevada residents. However, as people grow older and life circumstances change, there may be a very real reason to revisit previous estate planning decisions.

Felony convictions can have a long lasting effect

Any criminal conviction can haunt an individual for years. However, a felony charge carries much more weight and can impact your life drastically. A felony charge involves a more seri-ous accusation, including but not limited to murder, terroristic acts, rape, robbery, and assault. A conviction can result in varying penalties, such as prison sentences and fines.

Don't forget digital assets when estate planning in Nevada

Technology isn't just for kids anymore. In fact, the general population relies on technology more and more as each year passes and cyberspace becomes just as valuable as actual space. This dependence on the internet has created a wealth of digital assets in addition to physical assets like houses, cars and jewelry. In Nevada and elsewhere, the fate of digital assets is being outlined as part of the estate planning process.

Preparing a trust goes beyond trust administration

Whenever someone has specific ideas or plans for a certain amount of money after their passing, they may have a number of options. One viable option that ensures funds are given precisely to the intended beneficiary is the creation of a trust. However, creating a Nevada trust and planning for trust administration may not be a one-time event.

Estate planning protects hard earned assets and funds

Many people focus intently on saving for retirement and minimizing debt before they reach retirement age. However, while many may worry about funds to get them through retirement years, they may neglect to take care of the proper estate planning documents to protect what they have worked for. Nevada retirees may want to be sure they have proper estate planning documents squared away.

Long jail sentence handed down for Florida bank robberies

A Florida rapper was recently sentenced for two counts of bank robbery with assault, as well as two counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence. The man, who robbed two banks for a total of $32,000 in 2013, received a 35-year prison sentence in federal court.

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