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August 2014 Archives

Estate planning tips for childless couples in Nevada

The estate planning process typically entails deciding to whom to leave assets and funds. But, for some Nevada couples and individuals, that may not be so easy. For those without children or who wish to leave assets or funds to others aside from family, the estate planning process can be more complicated and require more investigation.

A trust is an important estate planning tool

The estate planning process differs for everyone as individuals have different needs. There may be basic documents that can benefit everyone as they move to protect their estate and their loved ones. However, one estate option for Nevada families that is worth getting to know more about is the creation of a trust.

Synthetic marijuana still illegal to purchase in Florida

The development of new synthetic "designer" drugs intended to mimic the hallucinogenic effects of marijuana is taking on an increasingly cat-and-mouse quality between manufacturers of synthetic marijuana and law enforcement in Florida. Purchasers of the drug, which is known by the street names of "spice" and "K2," may be unaware that it is illegal to do so.

How Florida imposes punishments for drunk driving

As a matter of policy, the state of Florida considers drunk driving to be a crime that is so serious that not only can a first conviction lead to jail time as well as fines, but further convictions can lead to a cascading series of harsher penalties.

When estate planning, not all assets are equal

When people decide to begin the estate planning process, they may assume it is as easy as writing down whom they want to receive what. However, just as every estate is different, the process for leaving behind assets to beneficiaries can be unique and require a lot of forethought. Every asset in Nevada can't be dealt with in the same manner.

Gandolfini estate planning mistakes can help Nevada residents

The estate planning process is highly personal and can be difficult for many people to think about. Some people in Nevada and elsewhere may also wrongfully assume that estate planning is only for those who have millions to leave behind. However, everyone needs to take steps for estate planning, and everyone may be able to learn a lesson or two based on the mistakes some people worth millions have made when it comes to leaving assets behind.

Theft in Florida: how it is defined, and how it is classified

Anyone familiar with the general term, theft, has likely heard multiple ways of describing it: larceny, petty theft, grand larceny, grand theft, conversion, and so on. This post describes what constitutes the crime of theft in the state of Florida, and the different sub-classifications of that crime.

Estate planning options for adult children in Nevada

The estate planning process can be a highly personal journey and require a great deal of thought about the future. There is much more that needs to be decided aside from who gets the house and other assets. For Nevada residents who have adult children with special needs or who are unable to care for themselves, there may be the need for special considerations and forethought when estate planning.

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