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...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. July 27, 2017 (slightly modified April 21, 2018) It is never easy dealing with the loss of a loved one. However, there will come a point when decisions need to be made about the possessions that they have left behind. This includes...

Online DIY Wills, Trusts and Business Documents Are Bad News By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 2, 2013 Do it yourself anything is commonly referred to as "DIY". When it comes to estate planning, Online DIY wills, trusts, and business documents are an absolutely terrible idea. Obviously I'm referring...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 9, 2016 What Are Some Use Cases of a Power of Attorney? When we start to plan for our future, we have to think about what will happen when we can’t make decisions for ourselves. Who will make those important decisions for...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 9, 2018 Who are the Material Parties in Probate? Read this post to learn more about the process before proceeding. Estate administration (or probate) can be a lengthy court process. As you learned earlier, it requires addressing the ABCs of a deceased persons's...