Power of Attorney

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. April 5, 2016 Who Needs a Power of Attorney? With a Power of Attorney, you can give someone else the authority to make decisions and act on your behalf for a wide variety of reasons. For this reason, a Power of Attorney, or...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 29, 2016 Who Are the Parties in a Power of Attorney? If you are ever incapacitated or unable or unavailable to perform an activity, you may want to consider a Power of Attorney. A Power of Attorney is an advance care directive...

When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 3, 2016 Depending on your purpose for creating a Power of Attorney, you can allow someone else to act on your behalf in a variety of situations, both specific and general. Most Powers of Attorney...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 23, 2016 What’s a Limited Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows someone else to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated or are unavailable to perform an activity. It is one of many important...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 18, 2016 What Happens If There Is No Power of Attorney? When we plan for the future, we tend to plan for a few particular events, instead of planning for the unexpected. Do I have enough money if I lose my job...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 9, 2016 What Are Some Use Cases of a Power of Attorney? When we start to plan for our future, we have to think about what will happen when we can’t make decisions for ourselves. Who will make those important decisions for...

Sometimes Florida’s Elderly Need to Be Guarded from Their Guardians   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 8, 2015 Few would refer to Florida’s guardianship system as “perfect.” In fact, many would use the term “flawed” or even “corrupt.” Florida’s imperfect guardianship system has earned countrywide criticism over the last...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 19, 2015 Can My Power of Attorney Document Make or Change My Will? A power of attorney document allows a designated fiduciary to help you keep your financial and administrative affairs in order. If you wish, multiple agents can be appointed, and...

How a Power of Attorney Can Be Abused   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 5, 2015 Imagine you were going to give someone access to your bank account, retirement and savings accounts, and property. You’d feel better about giving that access to someone you trust, wouldn’t you? Unfortunately, the...