By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.October 10, 2019 Guardianship vs Power of Attorney One of the most common questions estate planning attorneys receive from clients is, “What’s the difference between an appointed guardianship and a designated power of attorney?” The essential differences are when the appointment happens, and who...

Barry E. Haimo, Esq.October 3, 2019 Prince Estate Remains in Limbo 3 Years Later Three years have passed since we bid farewell to pop icon Prince, and as we predicted then, his choice to forego planning has left his estate in limbo and its value dwindling. It...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.September 25, 2019 When to Give Your Children Their Inheritance There are countless ways to divvy up an estate among the children when a parent has passed, and each family’s legacy and methods for passing it down are unique. However, the factors that...

Cristin Gerczak, Esq.September 24, 2019 Can I Dictate What Happens to My Remains After I Die? Florida law states that the deceased person has priority in choosing the disposition of their remains after they pass away. This is accomplished by creating “written inter vivos authorizations and directions”.  What...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.September 19, 2019 Marlon Brando and the Importance of Putting Your Promises in Writing More than a decade has come and gone since the late, great Marlon Brando passed on. Still, those first tumultuous years of posthumous court battles are fresh on...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 13, 2018 Four Factors to Consider When Selecting an Executor for Your Estate When you write a last will and testament, one of the most important choices you will make is selecting an executor for your estate. Your executor (also known as a...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.September 12, 2019 How Single Parents Can Protect Their Children with Estate Planning Statistics show more than half of U.S. adults do not have a will. Census Data also reflects that after decades of lower birth rates, more women are choosing to bear...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 6, 2018 3 Steps to Take After a Dementia Diagnosis Rather than referring to a single disease, the term “dementia” can be applied to a variety of symptoms involving a debilitating decline in cognitive thinking skills. As we age, even the healthiest of...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.September 5, 2019 GST folder on lawyer table What Is a GST Trust? When assets over a certain value are passed from one generation to the next, an estate tax is placed upon those assets. For example, if Parent A leaves an inheritance to their...

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