By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 18, 2016 What Happens If There Is No Power of Attorney? When we plan for the future, we tend to plan for a few particular events, instead of planning for the unexpected. Do I have enough money if I lose my job...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 6, 2018 3 Steps to Take After a Dementia Diagnosis Rather than referring to a single disease, the term “dementia” can be applied to a variety of symptoms involving a debilitating decline in cognitive thinking skills. As we age, even the healthiest of...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. August 30, 2018 Can Rapper XXXTentation's Unborn Child Be a Beneficiary of His Will? In Deerfield Beach on June 18, XXXTentacion (born Janesh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy), a controversial Florida rapper, was shot and killed in a robbery attempt by four local men. The tragedy...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. August 16, 2018 An Estate Plan Prepares for More Than Just Your Death When it comes to legal terms, “estate planning” may be among the most misunderstood. The term is shrouded in mystery, myths, and misconceptions. Too often, Americans assume estate planning is...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 17, 2018 Kim Kardashian's Estate Plan Ensures She'll Always Look Her Best When you think of estate planning, it’s likely you imagine deciding who gets which assets. This is the reason many people give for avoiding it. After all, maybe you don’t...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 24, 2016 The New Health Care Surrogate Statute   A Health Care Surrogate is a critical document in any estate plan. Essentially, it enables the person executing the document -- known as the principal -- to designate one or more people to make...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. April 5, 2016 Who Needs a Power of Attorney? With a Power of Attorney, you can give someone else the authority to make decisions and act on your behalf for a wide variety of reasons. For this reason, a Power of Attorney, or...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 29, 2016 Who Are the Parties in a Power of Attorney? If you are ever incapacitated or unable or unavailable to perform an activity, you may want to consider a Power of Attorney. A Power of Attorney is an advance care directive...

When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 3, 2016 Depending on your purpose for creating a Power of Attorney, you can allow someone else to act on your behalf in a variety of situations, both specific and general. Most Powers of Attorney...