You've heard them stated on TV and in movies hundreds of times: "You have the right to remain silent . . ." But the first time you hear the Miranda rights directed at you by a police officer, your mind can be so jumbled by nerves that you might unintentionally waive your Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.
At one time, when you heard the words "drug addict," you may have thought of someone lying in an alley or hiding in an abandoned building with track marks on his or her arms. It may not have occurred to you that you would ever have your own struggle with addiction.
Officers with the Iredell County Sheriff's Office launched "Operation Spring Sweep 2019" on April 8. By the end of the day, they'd arrested 15 suspects that were wanted on drug charges in the area.
You probably feel like your memories of an event are very clear and accurate, but have you ever listened to two people try to tell the same story? They often contradict each other. Little details are remembered differently, such as who was where, what time something happened and who said what. The basic story might be the same, but they definitely remember different things -- even though they were both there.
One estate planning tool you may want to consider is an incentive trust. While some believe they are a form of bribery as the heirs literally receive funds from toeing the line and/or hitting designated life milestones, others benefit a great deal from the carrot-and-stick approach.