By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 5, 2019 The Difference Between an Heir and a Beneficiary Not understanding the difference between your heirs and beneficiaries could change the way you plan your estate, and later cause unnecessary confusion and complications among your surviving family members and friends.  During...

  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...

What Is a Letter of Testamentary?  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.November 26, 2019 When a loved one dies, someone has to take over and divide their estate. If the deceased has a will, they probably have named a specific person to take on the role of executor...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 21, 2019 Why You Should Care about Assisted Suicide Bills  In 2014, Brittany Maynard made headlines when she decided to end her life. She became the youngest face of the “death with dignity” movement. At 29 and suffering from...

Storing Your Will: Everything You Need to Know  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 14, 2019 Your last will and testament is an incredibly important document. Without it, your family will have no official record of your last wishes and how you want to distribute your estate. You...

What Happens to a Mortgage After Death By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 12, 2019 Owning a home has always been a part of the American dream. It’s often a person’s largest asset. In the wake of the mortgage crisis, however, we began seeing this asset shift… into...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. October 24, 2019 Heath Ledger and Estate Planning for Life-Changing Events Once you have created a will, it’s easy to forget. Unless there’s a specific reason, not many of us spend time focusing on what will happen to our worldly possessions...

Can I Sign Multiple Copies of the Will? By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. October 17, 2019 You may have noticed that often when you are completing legally binding documents - purchasing or selling real estate and other large transactions, for instance - you are required to hand-sign several...

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...

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