By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 29, 2018 Is Michael's Jackson's Name and Likeness Worth Only $2,105? For estate tax filing, the executors for Michael Jackson’s estate claimed that the value of his name and likeness was tarnished, thus lowering its value. But is it worth only $2,105? The...

          What's a Living Will?   September 4, 2015 By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.   What is a Living Will, and Why Should I Care? A Living Will is a document that enables you to choose your preference as to whether to be kept alive artificially on life support in the event...

  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...

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...