By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.April 11, 2019 Estate planning worksheet The Dangers of DIY Estate Planning DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is one of the most popular phenomena today. More and more people are finding it worthwhile to roll up their sleeves and accomplish diverse home repairs and other improvement...

[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...

          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...

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. February 19, 2018 Annual Reports and Meeting Minutes   You formed a business to separate your personal assets from your business creditors right? It's called limited liability, and it's the most common reason we find people organize their business with a business entity such...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 29, 2015 What’s HIPAA? If you have been to a hospital or doctor, you probably had to sign a piece of paper that notified you of HIPAA’s privacy practices. You may have signed this form without paying attention to the content, but...

            By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 22, 2016 What's Estate Administration or Probate?   When a person passes away, his or her affairs have to be wound up and settled. There are three basic components of Estate Administration, or Probate, which we refer to the ABCs: Assets, Beneficiaries and...