By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 17, 2018 Kim Kardashian's Estate Plan Ensures She'll Always Look Her Best When you think of estate planning, it’s likely you imagine deciding who gets which assets. This is the reason many people give for avoiding it. After all, maybe you don’t...

          What's a Living Will?   September 4, 2015 By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.   What is a Living Will, and Why Should I Care? A Living Will is a document that enables you to choose your preference as to whether to be kept alive artificially on life support in the event...

How the Coronavirus Is Disrupting the Probate Court Process By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 14, 2020 COVID-19 is disrupting many important things in everyday life. From school closures to working remotely, it’s changing the landscape of how things are done in America — including the courts. If...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 19, 2018 Failure to Respect Corporate Formalities and Piercing the Corporate Veil   When it comes forming your business, you have options: disregarded sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) (partnership,...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. October 8, 2017 What to do After a Loved One’s Death - Checklist Following the passing of a loved one, you will understandably be overwhelmed with many emotions. Simultaneously, while trying to process the loss, you may be thrusted into a variety of...

The Coronavirus is One of Many Reasons for Getting a Power of Attorney By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 7, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has led many to re-evaluate their estate plans. In particular, people are reviewing their decisions regarding utilizing a Power of Attorney. The serious consequences...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 6, 2017 Understanding the Fundamentals of Estate Administration (Probate)   Estate administration (or Probate) is the process of winding down a deceased's legal estate. It involves deceased's ABCs, or assets, beneficiaries and creditors. Even simple estates can take time and incur costs, especially...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 29, 2018 Is Michael's Jackson's Name and Likeness Worth Only $2,105? For estate tax filing, the executors for Michael Jackson’s estate claimed that the value of his name and likeness was tarnished, thus lowering its value. But is it worth only $2,105? The...

[caption id="attachment_5240" align="alignleft" width="300"] Prince estate blunder.[/caption]             By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 12, 2016 Prince's Estate Planning Blunder, a Symbol of What NOT to Do - Part 1 Prince’s untimely death surprised everyone. It was terribly tragic and sad. In the weeks immediately following his death, his sister...