Probate: Beast or Burden   I said it before, and I'll say it again: probate is time consuming, expensive and unpredictable. It presses a lot of emotional pressure points that can really be a terrible burden on your family. I've seen it both professionally and...

Probate - Notice to Creditors - Part 1   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 3, 2014 Probate (also referred to as "estate administration") is something you generally want to avoid. However, there are circumstances where probate does offer some advantages. This post focuses on one of those advantages...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 24, 2016 The New Health Care Surrogate Statute   A Health Care Surrogate is a critical document in any estate plan. Essentially, it enables the person executing the document -- known as the principal -- to designate one or more people to make...

Why Your College-Bound Kid Needs a Health Care Surrogate   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 12, 2015 Confident, optimistic, and eager to take on the world, your college-bound child might not be thrilled with the idea of signing away even a small bit of privacy to their parents....

What's a Health Care Surrogate?   April 6, 2013 By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. A health care surrogate is similar to a power of attorney. It appoints someone to act on your behalf, but is limited to health care decisions rather than financial and administrative affairs. This is an...

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...

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            By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 8, 2017   Your 20 Question Business Planning Stress Test   If you watch the television show, the Profit, and are a fan of Marcus Lemonis, then you know that "people, process, product" are the keys to creating a successful business. In addition to...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 6, 2017 Trifecta of Representation - A Team Approach   At Haimo Law, we work with CPAs and financial advisors to ensure that your estate and business planning need are holistically addressed. We believe this is the proper way to ensure our clients...

        By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 17, 2017   New Partnership Audit Rules: Amend Your Partnership Agreements Now   The audit rules relating to partnerships undergo an important change starting January 1, 2018. It does not apply to all partnerships. However, for the partnerships that it does affect, it affects...

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