What Is a Trust? By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 27, 2014 A trust is an incredibly valuable and versatile tool that can enable you to accomplish many of your estate and business planning objectives. There are all kinds of different types of trusts out there, many with very specific...

The Perils of Administering a Trust in Florida By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 20, 2015 If a loved one or close friend asks you to serve as administrator for their trust, chances are good that you’re going to say yes. After all, they are trusting you with...

  Protect Life Insurance Payouts from Creditors with Trusts - Part 1 By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. July 21, 2015 Life insurance can be a valuable financial asset and effective estate planning tool. As a general rule, the proceeds of a life insurance policy are paid to a designated...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 4, 2016 What Happens If There Is No Living Will? I’ve written before about the importance of designating a health care surrogate – someone you choose to make important medical decisions for you in the event that you become incapacitated due to injury,...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. July 13, 2017 With the diversity and popularity of our state, probate matters can get quite interesting at times. In addition to citizens of the state who pass away here, there are also tourists, retirees, snowbirds, various other non-citizens, spouses of non-citizens,...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. June 9, 2016 What’s an Outside Creditor? We’ve talked in previous posts about who creditors are and how they can go after your assets. In “What’s an Inside Creditor?”, we discussed the basics of protecting your personal assets from creditors going after your...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 18, 2015 Are There Techniques Available to Avoid or Reduce Estate Taxes? [BEGIN TRANSCRIPT] HAIMO: There are many techniques that you can utilize to avoid or reduce estate tax liability. The threshold for estate tax liability changes periodically, so it’s important to consult with...