New Guardianship Laws Could Provide Alternatives to Probate Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 4, 2015 Very few would call Florida’s guardianship program “perfect.” In fact, many—including the Miami New Times— would go as far as to call it “much-maligned” and in desperate need of an overhaul. Under Florida guardianship laws,...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 29, 2017 Handling assets after a loved one’s death is never easy. Bumps in the road are inevitable, especially if they had a large or complicated estate. If you are preparing to begin the probate process for a loved one’s estate,...

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...

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...