The lives and hard times of dogs:

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How to keep your pet out of the slammer Clifford Gravett, Esq.   Mesquite is nothing if not a pet lover’s town; from Great Danes to Chihuahuas to everything else in between (not to mention cats, fish, and other more exotic pets). Given … [Read more...]

Leaving People Out: How to safely disinherit a family member

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“To my first wife Mabel, who I always promised to mention in my will, Hi Mabel!” All joking aside, there are often good reasons why a person or couple may decide to leave someone out of their estate plan. Perhaps a child has already received … [Read more...]

John C. Fremont’s original cannon

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Everyone loves a treasure hunt. The treasure I am talking about in this article is the elusive mountain howitzer abandoned during a snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1844 by John C. Fremont. Otherwise known as the Fremont Cannon, this … [Read more...]

Don’t Do it! Undue Influence in Elder Care Matters

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Clifford Gravett, Esq.   A man knew he was going to inherit a fortune as soon as his father, who was very sick, died. The man was determined to find a woman with whom he could share his vast inheritance. A few days later, he happened to … [Read more...]

An Entity for All Seasons: Why You Should Consider an LLC

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Clifford Gravett, Esq.   We all know the old saw, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and, in some cases, particularly liability associated with business dealings, it’s probably true. In the American legal tradition, there … [Read more...]

Nevada’s first two train robberies happened on the same day

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Dennis Cassinelli One of the first jobs I had after I left the ranch was as an engineering aide for the Nevada State Highway Department (Now NDOT) in 1962. I was assigned to a survey crew on the first Interstate 80 freeway project heading east from … [Read more...]

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard

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Divorce is one of the sad realities of the world we live in. No one goes into a marriage expecting to get divorced but, tragically, almost half of the marriages in our country end in divorce. It is a painful and frustrating process. In addition to … [Read more...]

LEAVING SENTIMENTAL ITEMS TO FAMILY MEMBERS

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When my grandmother passed away a few years ago, one of the most difficult things for our family to deal with as far as her estate was concerned was who should get her personal belongings; many of which held significant sentimental value to her and … [Read more...]

Hoard of gold coins found at Lovelock Chinatown

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Dennis Cassinelli           There are countless stories about lost or buried treasure with gold, silver and other valuable items in Nevada history. Most of these are legends that may or may not have any basis in fact. The following story is one of … [Read more...]

A New Year is Here, Are You Ready?

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Clifford Gravett, Esq.  As we approach the end of the year, all kinds of things get an end-of-the-year tune up; your car, your home, your health, but what about your legal and estate planning needs? Your legal needs can and often do change over … [Read more...]