Living Will: "Brain Dead  But Kept Alive"   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 29, 2014   A Living Will is a document that enables you to choose your preference for being kept alive artificially on life support in the event that you are in a persistent vegetative stage, terminally...

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,...

Why Your College-Bound Kid Needs a Health Care Surrogate   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 12, 2015 Confident, optimistic, and eager to take on the world, your college-bound child might not be thrilled with the idea of signing away even a small bit of privacy to their parents....

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...

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...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 20, 2018 Art, Collectibles, Heirlooms — How to Estate Plan for Hard Assets It’s common for people to transfer liquid assets such as cash, bonds, and stocks in a will or trust. Hard assets like art, collectibles, and heirlooms can be more...

What's a Health Care Surrogate?   April 6, 2013 By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. A health care surrogate is similar to a power of attorney. It appoints someone to act on your behalf, but is limited to health care decisions rather than financial and administrative affairs. This is an...

How a Power of Attorney Can Be Abused   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 5, 2015 Imagine you were going to give someone access to your bank account, retirement and savings accounts, and property. You’d feel better about giving that access to someone you trust, wouldn’t you? Unfortunately, the...

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