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...

Sometimes Florida’s Elderly Need to Be Guarded from Their Guardians   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. September 8, 2015 Few would refer to Florida’s guardianship system as “perfect.” In fact, many would use the term “flawed” or even “corrupt.” Florida’s imperfect guardianship system has earned countrywide criticism over the last...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. December 29, 2015 What’s HIPAA? If you have been to a hospital or doctor, you probably had to sign a piece of paper that notified you of HIPAA’s privacy practices. You may have signed this form without paying attention to the content, but...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KICpGOiCpsk   An Unlawfully dishonored Living Will - Part 2   By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 6, 2014 Last week we wrote a post about the unfortunate and tragic story of a 13 year old teenager - Jahi McMath - who experienced a terrible adverse reaction to otherwise "routine" surgery...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 12, 2016 Why Is a Living Will Important? No one enjoys thinking about the possibility of being diagnosed with a terminal illness. But as we near the end of our lives, the likelihood of coming down with an incurable condition increases. If...

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. 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...

Power Of Attorney Form How to Remove Someone’s Power of Attorney Privileges By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq.February 28, 2019 Though a power of attorney document can be relatively succinct and quite simple to execute, it is actually a very important – and powerful – estate planning tool. A...

Adult Children with Serious Conditions Need a Health Care Surrogate   Barry E. Haimo, Esq. April 23, 2015 Having a child who is truly sick with a serious illness is every parent’s worst nightmare. You feel angry, sad, and helpless all at once. You rearrange your life to ensure they...

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...

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