By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 4, 2016 What Happens If There Is No Living Will? I’ve written before about the importance of designating a health care surrogate – someone you choose to make important medical decisions for you in the event that you become incapacitated due to injury,...

January 16, 2019  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. Epstein Trust Created Two Days Prior to Suicide Jeffery Epstein has been back in the news recently as people speculate the true cause of his death. It was pronounced as a suicide in August 2019, but his brother, Congressmen, and...

  April 29, 2013 By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. Beware of the Single-Member Limited Liability Company (LLC)   Limited Liability Company (LLC) interests are characterized as personal property under Florida Law. Everyone that forms a business entity to limit their personal liability does so to separate themselves from creditors of...

What Is a Trust? By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 27, 2014 A trust is an incredibly valuable and versatile tool that can enable you to accomplish many of your estate and business planning objectives. There are all kinds of different types of trusts out there, many with very specific...

The Perils of Administering a Trust in Florida By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 20, 2015 If a loved one or close friend asks you to serve as administrator for their trust, chances are good that you’re going to say yes. After all, they are trusting you with...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 28, 2017 Types of Estate Administration (Probate): Formal v. Summary Administration There are two main types of estate administrations, which are commonly referred to as probate. They are very similar  and also very different. Fortunately, you do not have to choose one...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 18, 2015 Are There Techniques Available to Avoid or Reduce Estate Taxes? [BEGIN TRANSCRIPT] HAIMO: There are many techniques that you can utilize to avoid or reduce estate tax liability. The threshold for estate tax liability changes periodically, so it’s important to consult with...

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...