Shoot Your Ex - for Valentine’s Day!

Shoot Your Ex - for Valentine’s Day!

I just read an article in the Las Vegas Review Journal highlighting the “Machine Guns Vegas” special for Valentine’s Day.  Can’t wait to take my wife there, and if I do for Valentine’s Day,…
Debt Forgiveness Tax Relief on the Horizon

Debt Forgiveness Tax Relief on the Horizon

Despite significant recovery in home prices, independent estimates from economic analytics firm CoreLogic show that there are still roughly 5 million homeowners whose homes are worth less than the outstanding…
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The Blame Game

An article entitled  “Social workers and journalists are hindered by mutual suspicion” recently appeared in an on-line edition of The Guardian.  The article discussed the fact that the media generally…
THROWN UNDER THE HOA BUS, BUT STILL KICKING

THROWN UNDER THE HOA BUS, BUT STILL KICKING

The anxiety filled wait is over as the Nevada Supreme Court has decided that when HOAs foreclose on their 9-month HOA superpriority lien, first deeds of trust are wiped out and the buyer at the HOA lien…
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Giving Back: Thanksgiving Donations and Volunteer Opportunity

  It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved holidays of all.  According to CNN.com, Thanksgiving is America’s second favorite holiday after Christmas. Thanksgiving is a…
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Right to Die Issues Create Ethical Dilemmas

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman suffering from brain cancer, ended her life in Oregon. Maynard was diagnosed with a brain tumor and said she planned to take prescribed medication to…
Fail to Guess Correctly? YOU could Lose your License!! Moral Turpitude and NRS 645.633

Fail to Guess Correctly? YOU could Lose your License!! Moral Turpitude and NRS 645.633

  Finally, a finding of moral turpitude would usually require an independent judicial or administrative determination that the crime committed was actually one involving moral turpitude. A finding…
WHAT YOU SEE MATTERS...

WHAT YOU SEE MATTERS...

On September 22, 2014, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld a decision that the sister, and not the mother, of a cognitively impaired woman should be awarded guardianship.  The…
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Who Owes the Commission - A Trust or its Trustee?

In a recently reported Arizona Court of Appeals decision, a listing agreement expressly provided that the parties to the agreement were the owner and the broker. A trust owned the property. In the signature…
August Is National Make-A-Will Month

August Is National Make-A-Will Month

Protect Your Family  - Complete a Last Will and Testament Do you have a house (even if with a mortgage), a vehicle (even with a loan), a boat, a bank account, investments, collectibles or antiques?  Then…
BANKS ARE FIGHTING BACK......A LITTLE

BANKS ARE FIGHTING BACK......A LITTLE

After years of not pursuing their rights and a hands-off approach to the onslaught of short sales and foreclosures in Las Vegas, banks are taking a closer look at what really qualifies as a short sale…
REAL ESTATE AGENT SAFETY CONCERNS - PART I

REAL ESTATE AGENT SAFETY CONCERNS - PART I

I recently received an email regarding an update on the investigation of the murder of 27-year-old Ashley Oakland. Ashley was showing townhouses in 2011 when her body was found in a model unit in Iowa. Police…
LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

INSIGHT ABOUT THE NEVADA LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

The mission of the Nevada Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates on behalf of residents to improve their quality of life and quality of care in long-term care settings. I recently had the opportunity…
KITEC Plumbing Claim Deadlines Extended

KITEC Plumbing Claim Deadlines Extended

On February 26, 2014, the Court extended all deadlines for owners of Clark County homes that contain Kitec plumbing systems to file claims requesting the available settlement relief.  The Court extended…
Listing Agent Nightmares

Listing Agent Nightmares

Aurora Loan Services foreclosed on a property and subsequently retained Rockcliff Realty to list the property.  One of the features of the home was an attic converted into a bonus room that was accessible…
WHAT IS UNDUE INFLUENCE?

WHAT IS UNDUE INFLUENCE?

WHAT IS UNDUE INFLUENCE? Geraldine Coffey earned $130,000 a year for the past 20 years as a nurse caring for Huguette Clark, a reclusive copper heiress, who resided alone in a 42-room Manhattan apartment…
DID YOU KNOW THAT?

DID YOU KNOW...

Your Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions does not address this issue. As a result, we recommend the completion of this Affidavit which can also set forth in detail your funeral arrangements. …
Happy President's Day - Did You Know?

Happy President's Day - Did You Know?

We wish everyone a wonderful President’s Day 2014 and in honor of this time ask the following: DID YOU KNOW?  George Washington only had one tooth. While he wore dentures made of human teeth, animal…