Trusts Are Like Toothpaste Tubes   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGBd1olqIe8&t=12s   You read the title correctly. Trusts are in fact a lot like toothpaste tubes. Let me tell you how. First, you have full control over how much toothpaste is squeezed out. You can squeeze out a little or a lot. It's...

Estate planning scams By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 11, 2018 Estate Planning Scams Floridians Should Watch Out For Scammers are everywhere, but estate planning scammers are especially vile. After all, it won’t be easy for your beneficiaries to undo the work of a scammer while trying to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KICpGOiCpsk   An Unlawfully dishonored Living Will - Part 2   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 6, 2014 Last week we wrote a post about the unfortunate and tragic story of a 13 year old teenager - Jahi McMath - who experienced a terrible adverse reaction to otherwise "routine" surgery...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. April 5, 2016 Who Needs a Power of Attorney? With a Power of Attorney, you can give someone else the authority to make decisions and act on your behalf for a wide variety of reasons. For this reason, a Power of Attorney, or...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 23, 2016 What’s a Limited Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows someone else to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated or are unavailable to perform an activity. It is one of many important...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 12, 2016 Why Is a Living Will Important? No one enjoys thinking about the possibility of being diagnosed with a terminal illness. But as we near the end of our lives, the likelihood of coming down with an incurable condition increases. If...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 19, 2015 Is an Estate Tax Imposed by Both the Federal and State Governments? [BEGIN TRANSCRIPTION] In some states, you will pass away and be subject to both federal and state estate tax. However, in Florida, you will only be subject to federal...

5 Reasons to Love Trusts   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGBd1olqIe8&t=12s   1. Avoids Probate - Trusts own property in its name instead of your name. Remember that property can include everything you own (Learn more here). As a result of retitling your property into the name of your trust, there's no assets to go...

  Isolate Assets - Will a limited partnership (LP) or LLC protect my assets?   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 3, 2014 Simple Answer: The simple answer is yes. In Florida, a limited partnership (LLP) or a multi-member limited liability company (LLC) will protect your assets. However, it's important to...