More About Last Will and Testaments

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....

How Long Is a Will Valid? By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 19, 2015 [VIDEO TRANSCRIPT] BARRY HAIMO:  A will is valid indefinitely. It’s important, however, to review it every 3 years or so, as the laws frequently do change. [END TRANSCRIPT] A “valid will” is a will that is executed...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 19, 2015 Can a Will be Changed or Revoked after My Death? [BEGIN TRANSCRIPT] BARRY HAIMO: A will cannot be changed after death. [END TRANSCRIPT] A last will and testament is an important estate planning document that states your final wishes. You can use a...

Do I Need the Original Will?   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 18, 2 [VIDEO TRANSCRIPT] BARRY HAIMO:  In probate proceedings, you do in fact need the original will. However, if you have a copy and the original will cannot be found, that can be used under most circumstances. [END...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 18, 2015 Can Someone Challenge My Will After I Die?   [BEGIN TRANSCRIPTION] BARRY HAIMO: Yes, somebody may challenge the validity of a will. It requires proof of misconduct on the part of various people who could be involved in the execution of a will, including...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 18, 2015 Can I Name Alternate Beneficiaries in My Will? [BEGIN TRANSCRIPT] HAIMO: In Florida, you can designate your beneficiaries in your will. You can designate a variety of different beneficiaries and the way which they’re going to receive under your will. It’s...