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Estate planning can involve the fate of pets

Many people have a clear idea of who they wish to pass on a house, family business or other substantial assets to. One area of estate planning many Nevada families may not consider, but should consider, pertains to the fate of pets. Anyone who has pets they consider part of the family should investigate options for ensuring those pets are cared for as part of the estate planning process.

Estate planning documents Nevada families should discuss

When people think about protecting their assets or estate planning in general, they may simply think about a will. They may also not discuss the details of their estate planning with their loved ones or trusted confidants. However, it is important that Nevada residents not only plan for the future of their loved ones and estate, but also that they share the details with those who will be impacted the most.

Mickey Rooney's estate planning may be lesson to others

Estate planning can be a complicated and labor-intensive process for some. For others, their wishes and necessary documents may be straightforward and lead to little confusion. When there are many children, assets or questions over last wishes, the estate planning process can lead to litigation and family contention. The recent passing of legendary actor Mickey Rooney and the ensuing legal questions and battles may provide a useful lesson for Nevada residents who are in the midst of estate planning.

Florida men facing federal drug charges

According to a federal indictment recently unsealed, two men are facing charges for allegedly intending to distribute marijuana. The grand jury indictment was filed on April 3 with the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida Tampa Division and alleges that the two men worked with a group of people to distribute marijuana in Polk, Hillsborough and Sarasota counties as far back as August 2012. If the two men are convicted on the drug trafficking charges, they could face up to 40 years in prison, federal officials said.

Estate planning entails more than just a will

Many people think of drafting a will when they think of estate planning. They may also think about a certain age group. However, estate planning entails more than just a will, and Nevada residents should think about starting the process as soon as possible, regardless of their age.

Trick Daddy charged with drug, gun violations

On April 3, Florida police visited the Miami home of rapper Trick Daddy at approximately 10 p.m. When police arrived, the rapper was leaving the premises in his car. The Broward County Drug Task Force stopped him, claiming to have a "sniff warrant" to search the property.

Miami father and son accused of drug distribution

A Florida father and son were arrested on March 26 in Miami on charges of distributing drugs. The Miami-Dade Police Department reports that they found drugs and weapons in the northwest Miami home that the two men were residing in. The police said that they began investigating after receiving anonymous tips that drug-related activity was occurring in the house. On March 25, they placed the men under surveillance and allegedly witnessed visitors exchanging cash for packages at the house.

Estate planning mishaps to avoid for Nevada families

One way to determine how best to pursue handling estate planning is to know about the potential pitfalls of getting it wrong. Estate planning can be a particularly complicated and yet extremely necessary legal process. Anyone in Nevada who has not taken steps to begin the estate planning process may want to be aware of some of the potential mishaps that can occur if it is put off too long or handled incorrectly.

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