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February 2013 Archives

Nevada learns of trust litigation case

The trustees of an estate recently ended up in court when they had to determine who should receive the money left in trust for the benefit of a school. The trust litigation that ensued after the death of the creator of the trust was ultimately decided by a probate court. Now, our readers in Nevada may be glad to learn that the intent of the person who made the trust will be followed.

University of Florida cornerback charged with drug possession

A college football player from Pensacola and a rising cornerback for the Florida Gators was arrested and charged with a drug offense after police found a few grams of marijuana in the car he was riding in. He was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle when it was pulled over for a traffic violation. Last season, the junior student-athlete was a staple for Florida's defense, playing in all 13 games and tallying 51 tackles, the fourth most on the team. In addition, he forced three fumbles, broke up five passes and blocked two kicks. With a shortage of scholarship wide receivers returning, it is expected that the player may shift from cornerback to wide receiver during spring practice.

Nevada estate planning can benefit from early start

Many readers in Nevada know that the issue of estate planning is one that should be addressed. However, just as many people feel that they have time to wait until they enter into estate planning. This is especially true if an individual feels that they are young or have few assets to leave to their potential heirs.

Nevada estate planning important for all types of families

The changing of the structures of families has made estate planning more important than ever for readers in Nevada and across the nation, one recent report notes. The author asserts that American society has been evolving away from the past ideal of the once-traditional nuclear families and that, by using customized estate planning tools, an individual can ensure that all of their relatives are addressed when it comes to asset distribution after death. In addition, it may be necessary to make considerations for end of life care and the needs for specialized documents such as powers of attorney.

Couple arrested for animal cruelty said they can't afford dog food

Two Tampa residents facing criminal charges of animal cruelty say that their pet dog was underweight because they could not afford dog food, according to media reports. Besides the animal cruelty charges, authorities have also charged the couple with unlawful confinement of an animal and unlawful disposal of dead animals. The case appears to illustrate how well-intentioned pet owners can get into trouble if authorities determine their pets are not cared for up to state standards.

Nevada estate planning can include healthcare decisions

There are many elements to be considered as a person in Nevada begins the estate planning process. Commonly, people understand the need to choose to use tools for estate planning such as a will or trust to disperse their assets at the time of their death. What they may not consider are the additional documents that can make a plan complete.

School district official avoids felony charge in plea deal

An official with a Florida school district who was arrested in July 2012 on suspicion of identity theft says that the accusations were a form of revenge from his former wife. The ex-wife, who claimed that the school district official used her personal data to obtain a loan without her permission, later cut off communication with prosecutors, leading to a plea agreement that included authorities dropping a felony charge against the defendant.

Lawyer for Tampa radio shock jock arrested for DUI

The courtroom theatrics involving two Tampa radio personalities took yet another strange twist. The two radio jocks are embroiled in a defamation case that is now resolved, but the judge hearing the Tampa case recessed the case shortly before the verdict to hear a motion from the plaintiff's legal team. They wanted a mistrial in the defamation case on the grounds that one of the members of their own legal team was set up by the defense's attorneys for a DUI arrest.

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