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HTMLApril 2014 Estate Planning Update: Death and Taxes - A Probate Checklist
Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014
Benjamin Franklin once said, "The only things certain in life are death and taxes." Another thing that is for certain is that people deal with death, taxes, and the work of settling an estate in all sorts of different ways.

 

HTMLSpring Cleaning Your Estate Plan
Kristin M. Tyler; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 2014
In case you were wondering, this year the first day of spring will be March 20, 2014. Of course spring ushers in the whole notion of spring cleaning which means this is a great time to do a spring cleaning of your estate plan. If you already have an estate plan, this month’s newsletter will...

 

HTMLFebruary 2014 Estate Planning Update: Six Things You Should Know About Nevada Asset Protection Trust
Kristin M. Tyler; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
February 7, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
Now that the federal estate tax exemption is at an all-time high ($5.34 million per person in 2014) fewer families are worried about a potential hit from the IRS after death and want to protect their wealth during life. We are fortunate to have some of the strongest asset protection laws in the...

 

HTMLWhy Everyone Needs a Will
Kristin M. Tyler; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2013, previously published by Nevada State Bank’s Blog, Two Cents on May 2013
“A lot of people ask me if they really need a will - likely in hopes that I will say no and give them a pass on this important task,” Tyler stated. “However, the answer is YES - you certainly need a will, and depending on your family circumstances and the types of assets in your...

 

Microsoft WordYou've Got Mail
Kristin M. Tyler; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2013, previously published by State Bar of Nevada, Communiqué on May 2013
One of the things I look forward to every holiday season is receiving cards from family, friends, clients and contacts. Most holiday cards are ornate, glittery works of art that bring a smile to my face as I slide them out of their envelopes. However, last year my favorite card didn’t have...

 

Microsoft WordWhen the Family Business Fails to Plan...They Plan to Fail
Kristin M. Tyler; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2013, previously published by State Bar of Nevada, Nevada Lawyer on May 2013
According to the Family Business Institute, only 30% of family businesses survive beyond the founder’s generation. The mean age of control in the family's core company is 60.2 years. Despite this 25% of family business owners entering their senior years haven’t completed any estate...

 

Microsoft WordOffers of Compromise: When (If Ever) Are They Admissible?
Joel Z. Schwarz; Gordon Silver;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2013, previously published by Clark County Bar Association's Communiqué on May 2013
As a general rule, offers of compromise are inadmissible when offered to prove liability or the amount of a claim. See NEV. REV. STAT. § 48.105(1); FED. R. EVID. 408(a)(1). Evidence of conduct or statements made in compromise negotiations is likewise not admissible. NEV. REV. STAT. §...