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...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.February 21, 2019 Trusts Can Protect Inherited Property in Divorce Disassembling the empire you and your spouse have built together can become a complex and confusing process when your marriage sours – especially if you never considered the possibility of divorce. Florida...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 22, 2015 What Is a Persistent Vegetative State? For many families, witnessing a loved one enter a persistent vegetative state is incredibly traumatic and hard to understand. Different than a coma, a persistent vegetative state is a condition marked by cycles of sleeping...

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....