By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 15, 2017 As the personal representative of an estate, you have the responsibility of properly managing and distributing their assets through the court system. The probate process isn’t always easy to navigate, however, and waiting on creditors can cause it to...

Am I Responsible for My Deceased Parent or Spouse’s Bills? By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 19, 2015 [BEGIN TRANSCRIPT] HAIMO: Generally speaking, you are not responsible for the debts of another person unless you actively agree to be responsible for those debts. [END TRANSCRIPT] The weeks and months that follow death...

Avoid Creditors: Keep a Mistake from Becoming Financial Ruin   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. November 18, 2014 A while back I wrote about how someone could get into a car accident while texting and lose all of their money if the person they hit decided to sue them....

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...