Last Will and Testament

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 5, 2015 9 Reasons That You Should Change Your Will   There are a number of reasons you may need to update your will. Typically, an alteration to your will is the result of a major change in your life. Sometimes, however, even...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. October 15, 2015 Don’t Forget to Change Your Will after You Divorce - Part 1   So you’ve invested time, energy, and care into creating a comprehensive estate plan, complete with a will, trusts, power of attorney, health care surrogate, and living will....

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 22, 2015 Estate Planning: Don’t Unintentionally Disinherit Your Stepchildren The modern family comes in many shapes and sizes. In Florida, many households include a mix of biological children and stepchildren—children from prior marriages or relationships. When it comes to estate planning, parents of...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 15, 2015 Don't Just Assume Your Kids Will Want All Their Inheritance As an estate planning attorney, I’ve seen far too many completely preventable complications and hardships arise due to lack of communication between families. Talking to your loved ones about your estate plan...

WHAT A WILL DOESN’T DO (PART 2) By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. July 13, 2015 In a prior post, we discussed what a Last Will and Testament does. In this post, we will discuss what a Last Will and Testament does NOT do. What a Will Does Essentially, a Last...

The Challenges of Altering a Will – Part III Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 18, 2015 In two earlier blog posts here and here, I discussed the right and wrong ways to alter a last will and testament. The blogs chronicled the unfortunate story of Fred Putney, who...

The Challenges of Altering a Will - Part 1 Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 21, 2015 As Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “the only thing that is constant is change.” Our lives are constantly in motion, and our needs, desires, and situations are always changing. Throughout the course of...