Adult Children with Serious Conditions Need a Health Care Surrogate   Barry E. Haimo, Esq. April 23, 2015 Having a child who is truly sick with a serious illness is every parent’s worst nightmare. You feel angry, sad, and helpless all at once. You rearrange your life to ensure they...

Sometimes Florida’s Elderly Need to Be Guarded from Their Guardians   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 8, 2015 Few would refer to Florida’s guardianship system as “perfect.” In fact, many would use the term “flawed” or even “corrupt.” Florida’s imperfect guardianship system has earned countrywide criticism over the last...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 11, 2018 What Are Educational Trusts and How Do They Work? You don’t have to be extremely wealthy to set up a trust fund for your loved ones. With the right guidance from a knowledgeable Florida trust attorney, you can easily set...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 13, 2018 Sports Reporter Craig Sager Causes Dramatic Feud for His Blended Family “Nothing like getting served, pestered by Sherrifs & taken to court over a Will that myself and my sisters are not only 100% excluded from but do not even...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 15, 2017 As the personal representative of an estate, you have the responsibility of properly managing and distributing their assets through the court system. The probate process isn’t always easy to navigate, however, and waiting on creditors can cause it to...

Am I Responsible for My Deceased Parent or Spouse’s Bills? By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 19, 2015 [BEGIN TRANSCRIPT] HAIMO: Generally speaking, you are not responsible for the debts of another person unless you actively agree to be responsible for those debts. [END TRANSCRIPT] The weeks and months that follow death...

Avoid Creditors: Keep a Mistake from Becoming Financial Ruin   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 18, 2014 A while back I wrote about how someone could get into a car accident while texting and lose all of their money if the person they hit decided to sue them....

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 11, 2018 Florida Health Care Advanced Directives Cover Mental Health, Too Many people don’t know this, but Florida health care advance directives don’t just cover physical incapacities – they also can be used to address a decline in mental health. They do this...

How to Avoid Probate Click here for a short playlist on the subject of probate. Very few circumstances justify taking action (or not taking action), intentionally, that results in going through Probate administration (a/k/a "estate administration"). It thrusts loved ones and potentially friends into the personal affairs...

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