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. June 29, 2017 Handling assets after a loved one’s death is never easy. Bumps in the road are inevitable, especially if they had a large or complicated estate. If you are preparing to begin the probate process for a loved one’s estate,...

  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...

Kobe Bryant's Death Is an Estate Planning Reminder To All By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 19, 2020 Sometimes it’s a death of a close relative. Other times, it’s the loss of a friend. Then there are those celebrity deaths that hit a large number of people hard....

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...

Wrong Kind of Trust By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 18, 2014 People put money into trusts for a number of reasons. They want to avoid probate. They’re nervous about creditors getting their money. They believe their private affairs should stay that way. In Jerry’s case, he was...

  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...

Estate Planning for the 2020 Election By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 12, 2020 There are so many big stories in politics right now that it’s tempting to shut down your computer, turn off your phone, and ignore everything that’s happening. Headlines about impeachment, debates, and the upcoming...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 1, 2018 The Limitations of Florida's Homestead Protection Life throws curveballs at all of us from time to time. Maybe the market takes a turn for the worse. Or you lose your job. Or you find yourself unable to work due to...

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...