By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 11, 2018 Florida Health Care Advanced Directives Cover Mental Health, Too Many people don’t know this, but Florida health care advance directives don’t just cover physical incapacities – they also can be used to address a decline in mental health. They do this...

How to Avoid Probate Click here for a short playlist on the subject of probate. Very few circumstances justify taking action (or not taking action), intentionally, that results in going through Probate administration (a/k/a "estate administration"). It thrusts loved ones and potentially friends into the personal affairs...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. INSERT DATE       THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. EACH SITUATION IS HIGHLY FACT SPECIFIC AND REQUIRES A CONSULTATION TO UNDERSTAND SUCH FACTS AND THE CLIENT'S NEEDS AND GOALS. ACCORDINGLY, NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN CONSTITUTES LEGAL ADVICE. Author: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. Haimo...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 4, 2019 Dangers of All or Part of Your Business Becoming a Probate Asset   Before you can understand why having your business tied up in probate can be a disaster, you have to first understand what probate is and is not. Catch...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 10, 2015 Asset Protection Plan: Why You Need to Separate Yourself from Your Business   As the old saying goes, “It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep that counts.” This tidbit of wisdom can be applicable to anyone, but it rings especially...

What's a Power of Attorney?   By Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 30, 2013 What is a Power of Attorney? A power of attorney is a document that appoints an attorney-in-fact as your agent to administer your financial and administrative affairs on your behalf. It can appoint multiple agents, either...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 31, 2019 What We Can Learn from Stan Lee’s Estate Planning Problems With 18 more Marvel movies still in the pipeline in addition to his half-century-plus as a comic industry icon, it’s pretty safe to say that Stan Lee’s status as a...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 5, 2016 3 Dangers of Probate When considering estate planning, you’ll hear a lot of talk about “avoiding probate.” But what is probate, and why is it something people want to avoid? Probate refers to the legal process through which a deceased person’s...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 29, 2016 Who Are the Parties in a Power of Attorney? If you are ever incapacitated or unable or unavailable to perform an activity, you may want to consider a Power of Attorney. A Power of Attorney is an advance care directive...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. October 2, 2017   What’s an Estate?   An estate is a legal entity just like a person, corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership and trust. An estate comes into existence only by going through the probate process in the probate court. It is formed...