Read This Before Coronavirus Scares You into Creating an Online DIY Will By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. April 16, 2020 As the country continues to deal with this coronavirus pandemic, news sources report a surge in DIY will creation coast-to-coast.  In the wake of the real toll this virus...

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...

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. February 23, 2016 What’s a Limited Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows someone else to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated or are unavailable to perform an activity. It is one of many important...

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 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...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. August 31, 2017 Understanding Different Kinds of Trusts The best way to learn about the different kinds of trusts available to you is to sit down with a knowledgeable Florida estate planning attorney and explain what you are looking for. Why? Because there are simply...

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...

Tax Planning in 2020: Four Tips for Big Savings By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. April 2, 2020 You may feel like you just closed the books on last year’s filings, and here we are — the tax season is upon us again.  Compared to 2019, preparation will likely run...